me·​dul·​lo·​blas·​to·​ma | \ mə-ˌdə-lō-ˌbla-ˈstō-mə How to pronounce medulloblastoma (audio) \
plural medulloblastomas also medulloblastomata\ mə-​ˌdə-​lō-​ˌbla-​ˈstō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce medulloblastoma (audio) \

Definition of medulloblastoma

: a malignant tumor of the central nervous system arising in the cerebellum especially in children

Examples of medulloblastoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cathedral sophomore Brycen Newman was diagnosed with a malignant form of brain cancer, called medulloblastoma in June 2015. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Feb. 2022 While medulloblastoma affects both children and adults, DIPG typically is a childhood cancer. Rene Marsh, CNN, 24 Sep. 2021 Jojo’’ Hoskins, the family’s 2 ½ -year-old daughter, receives chemotherapy treatment at Seattle Children’s Hospital for medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2020 According to Good Morning America, Zach Haas said his son, Wyatt Haas, had been feeling sick and having headaches before he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma on Nov. 15. Jason Duaine Hahn,, 19 Dec. 2019 He was diagnosed last month with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2019 The results showed medulloblastoma, a cancerous tumor the size of a baseball -- a fourth of Louie’s head by volume was a tumor. David Kiefer, Executive Editorial Producer,, 5 Dec. 2019 Gabe, a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, was treated successfully for medulloblastoma, a cancerous tumor of the brain, in 2018. Rachel Desantis,, 25 Sep. 2019 Waters was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in February, the day after his third birthday., 1 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of medulloblastoma

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for medulloblastoma

New Latin, from medulla + -o- + blast- + -oma

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“Medulloblastoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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me·​dul·​lo·​blas·​to·​ma | \ mə-ˌdəl-ō-ˌblas-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce medulloblastoma (audio) \
plural medulloblastomas also medulloblastomata\ -​ˈtō-​mət-​ə How to pronounce medulloblastoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of medulloblastoma

: a malignant tumor of the central nervous system arising in the cerebellum especially in children

Other Words from medulloblastoma

medulloblastomatous \ -​ˈtō-​mət-​əs How to pronounce medulloblastoma (audio) \ adjective


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