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

Definition of glioma

: a tumor arising from glial cells

Examples of glioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Haas was diagnosed with a malignant glioma (a tumor that originates in the glial cells of the brain or spinal cord) in July 2020, according to the union. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 29 Apr. 2021 If the glioma treatment makes it through clinical trials, the plan is to expand the technology to other central nervous system conditions and other areas that are difficult to target with drugs, such as inside the eye. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 4 Mar. 2021 In collaboration with experts from England and Germany, this grant provides funding for a project that uses drugs to inhibit key molecules to reverse the effects of a specific mutation found in 30 percent of glioma tumors. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 25 Jan. 2021 One of the subgroups of these cranial tumors was remarkably similar to a completely different type of brain tumor: a low-grade glioma with a BRAF (V600E) mutation. Meghana Keshavan, STAT, 25 Nov. 2020 She was diagnosed at UT Southwestern with a glioma, a tumor that affects brain function and health. Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2020 Brooke and Keith Desserich co-founded the Cure Starts Now Foundation in 2007 after the passing of their daughter, Elena, from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 24 Sep. 2020 Finally, in mid-August his symptoms worsened and he was admitted to Scripps Green Hospital, which later transferred him to Rady Children’s Hospital where brain cancer specialists diagnosed his glioma. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Sep. 2020 Megan, mother of Maria, the young child who died from a glioma brain tumor yet set the example of praying for other children’s illnesses rather than her own, spoke about the beauty of the second sunflower field after visiting it this past weekend. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2020

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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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“Glioma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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