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

Definition of glioma

: a tumor arising from glial cells

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Frank Winkler, a neurologist, oncologist and cancer researcher at the University of Heidelberg, discovered that the brain cancers called gliomas are full of tumor microtubes (TNTs’ larger cousins). Quanta Magazine, "Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks," 23 Apr. 2018 Michelle Monje, a pediatric oncologist at Stanford University, has shown that brain activity drives tumor progression in gliomas, and Winkler suspects that the tumor microtubes and TNTs might play a role in that. Quanta Magazine, "Cells Talk and Help One Another via Tiny Tube Networks," 23 Apr. 2018 In February, Taliq was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic potine glioma, a rare form of cancer that affects the lower back of the brain and decreases nervous system function. Emily Dabau, Good Housekeeping, "Texas Mom Is Asking for Birthday Cards for Her Son Battling Cancer," 17 July 2015 Zoey took her last breath almost exactly two years after she was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), the family said. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Tragic photo shows parents comforting daughter, 5, hours before her death," 10 July 2018 The Duke team tested 61 glioma patients over five years. NBC News, "Modified polio vaccine helps fight deadly brain tumors," 26 June 2018 It was confirmed May 1 to be a grade 4 diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a highly aggressive pediatric tumor, prompting a wave of doctor's appointments and radiation and chemotherapy. Danielle Lerner, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville men's soccer gave boy with brain tumor his 'best day ever'," 15 June 2018 Time is precious and photographers are expensive (Photo: The Gold Hope Project) Ava was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "'They're just so beautiful': Gold Hope Project gifts photo sessions to kids with cancer," 12 June 2018 Advertisement Sun Herald staff reporter Margaret Baker explains diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, the rare brain cancer that has affected three children in the Ocean Springs area in the last eight years. Josh Magness, star-telegram, "Boy says goodbye to his little sister and 'partner in crime' as she dies from cancer," 11 June 2018

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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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The first known use of glioma was in 1870

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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 gliomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of glioma

: a tumor arising from glial cells

Other Words from glioma

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

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