gli·​o·​ma | \ glē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce glioma (audio) , glī- How to pronounce glioma (audio) \
plural gliomas also gliomata\ glē-​ˈō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce glioma (audio) , glī-​ How to pronounce glioma (audio) \

Definition of glioma

: a tumor arising from glial cells

Examples of glioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Extract Labs has teamed with Colorado State University to explore the effects of CBD on canine glioma cells. The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 July 2022 That August, Zen was diagnosed with high-grade glioma, a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer. Sophie Dodd,, 27 July 2022 In early August of 2021, doctors diagnosed Lupiano’s sister with a glioma brain tumor. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 27 Apr. 2022 Khrystyna’s condition, optic glioma, a cancer most common in young children, can cause blindness and even death without consistent therapy to shrink or stabilize the tumor. New York Times, 17 Apr. 2022 About 10 years ago, Matthew’s parents faced an inconceivable diagnosis: Their roughly 6-pound baby was born with a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, called a high-grade glioma, which is extremely rare in kids. Angie Leventis Lourgos,, 19 Feb. 2022 Following a seizure, after which he was rushed to the hospital, Aaron Wilson was diagnosed with a midline glioma tumor. Chris Hays,, 2 Jan. 2022 Mathias had an aggressive form of brain cancer called brain stem glioma. Terry Ward, CNN, 24 Dec. 2021 In August, at two months old, Zen was officially diagnosed with a fast-growing type of brain cancer called a high-grade glioma. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 16 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of glioma

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glioma

New Latin, from glia

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25 Aug 2022

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“Glioma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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gli·​o·​ma | \ glī-ˈō-mə How to pronounce glioma (audio) , glē- How to pronounce glioma (audio) \
plural gliomas also gliomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce glioma (audio) \

Medical Definition of glioma

: a tumor arising from glial cells

Other Words from glioma

gliomatous \ -​mə-​təs How to pronounce glioma (audio) \ adjective

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