meningioma

noun

me·​nin·​gi·​o·​ma mə-ˌnin-jē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce meningioma (audio)
plural meningiomas also meningiomata mə-ˌnin-jē-ˈō-mə-tə How to pronounce meningioma (audio)
: a slow-growing encapsulated typically benign tumor arising from the meninges and often causing damage by pressing upon the brain and adjacent parts

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When the scan came back and revealed a grade two meningioma, a noncancerous brain tumor that forms in the brain or spine, according to Today, Davis knew her life was going to change. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2022 The most common would be a meningioma, a tumor of the tissue that lines the brain. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022 Doctors rushed her into surgery and removed a meningioma, which grows in the lining around the brain. al, 20 Sep. 2021 The results showed a tentorial meningioma, a benign tumor located where the brain connects to the brainstem. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Sep. 2021 In his waiting area, Chelsea—of the onetime meningioma—stands tall, smiling, with her bike helmet in hand. Daphne Beal, Vogue, 10 Aug. 2018 Ambiguous results plagued small studies that tested mifepristone to control meningioma, a slow-growing brain tumor with progesterone receptors. Marie Mccullough, Philly.com, 3 July 2018 In April 2017, Maria Menounos' life changed forever after the unthinkable happened — an MRI revealed a benign brain tumor diagnosed as meningioma. Kara Ladd, Redbook, 21 June 2018 In her first televised interview since undergoing a seven-hour surgery to remove a golf-ball-sized meningioma brain tumor in June, former E! Country Living, 21 July 2017 See More

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of meningioma was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Meningioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meningioma. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

meningioma

noun

me·​nin·​gi·​o·​ma mə-ˌnin-jē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce meningioma (audio)
plural meningiomas also meningiomata -ˈō-mət-ə How to pronounce meningioma (audio)
: a slow-growing encapsulated tumor arising from the meninges and often causing damage by pressing upon the brain and adjacent parts

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