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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Examples of glioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While performing emergency surgery on Wallace to treat a hematoma caused by the agent’s blow, Warren discovers a tumor — a glioma — that is not yet malignant. Washington Post, "His faith promises healing, but his patients can’t be cured," 23 Jan. 2020 Because childhood gliomas are grossly under-funded, the McNamara family is diligently working to make a difference by raising public awareness and bringing hope to children and their families who live with this disease. cleveland, "Prayers from Maria in Rocky River receives a $40,000 in-kind donation," 23 Dec. 2019 His daughter, Sajni, was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of brain cancer, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, at the age of 7. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Could a drug for arthritis in dogs also fight cancer in people?," 20 Jan. 2020 Hill, the Lawrenceburg High School graduate and Mount St. Joseph basketball player, fought a public battle with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG. Alex Harrison,, "Group raises funds for Greendale memorial park honoring Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill," 16 Jan. 2020 Lauren Hill Lauren Hill, a teen from Greendale, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma after committing to Mount St. Joseph University. The Enquirer,, "2010-2019: Greater Cincinnati stories of the decade," 30 Dec. 2019 Max Allen Levy, owner of Allen’s Flowers and Plants, is a participant in a clinical trial to fight high grade glioma, a deadly form of brain cancer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brain cancer drug from San Diego’s Tocagen fails late-stage testing, shares dive," 12 Sep. 2019 Proceeds from the run will go to Children’s Hospital Colorado for research into diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, which Luke had. Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post, "Colorado K-12 news in brief: New school to open with farm focus, tech school gets third location, and more," 25 Oct. 2019 Scientists have discovered that peptides in the lethal deathstalker scorpion, found in North Africa and the Middle East, bind to certain malignant tumors called gliomas. Peter Fimrite,, "Red hot chili peppers may be painful, but win SF scientist a $3 million prize," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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Cite this Entry

“Glioma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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