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 medulloblastomata (audio) \

Definition of medulloblastoma

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

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Examples of medulloblastoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Chemo treatments, a sick wife, the birth of a baby: A snapshot of why people are flying during the coronavirus crisis," 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,, "5-Year-Old Boy with Brain Cancer Gets Treated to Dream 'Unicorn Ride' Before Starting Treatment," 19 Dec. 2019 He was diagnosed last month with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post, "This 5-year-old got to ride a unicorn before brain surgery, thanks to his kindergarten class," 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,, "Notre Dame Academy grad is volleyball star at Stanford who cherishes role as sister to autistic brother," 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,, "Motocross Star Ryan Dungey Helps 9-Year-Old Boy Take His First Steps After Cancer Treatment," 25 Sep. 2019 Waters was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in February, the day after his third birthday., "Quinn Waters, a 3-year-old Weymouth boy who has been housebound while battling cancer, finally got to leave his home and visit the beach over the weekend.," 1 Oct. 2019 Tara and Jarlath Waters learned in February that their son’s life was in jeopardy when he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a fast-growing tumor on his brain stem. Cathy Free, Washington Post, "A sick child couldn’t leave his house. So strangers came to his window by the dozens to entertain him.," 5 Sep. 2019 The San Antonio girl was diagnosed with medulloblastoma more than two years ago and has been putting up a brave fight against the brain cancer. Vincent T. Davis,, "San Antonio child’s leprechaun wish granted at the Alamo," 24 July 2019

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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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The first known use of medulloblastoma was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Medulloblastoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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 medulloblastomata (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 medulloblastomatous (audio) \ adjective

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