me·​nin·​gi·​o·​ma | \ mə-ˌnin-jē-ˈō-mə \
plural meningiomas also meningiomata\ -​ˈō-​mə-​tə \

Definition of meningioma

: a slow-growing encapsulated typically benign tumor arising from the meninges and often causing damage by pressing upon the brain and adjacent parts

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Ambiguous results plagued small studies that tested mifepristone to control meningioma, a slow-growing brain tumor with progesterone receptors. Marie Mccullough,, "Can the abortion pill treat advanced lung cancer? This infertility expert wants to find out," 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, "5 Wellness Tips Maria Menounos Learned After a Terrifying Diagnosis," 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, "Maria Menounos Opens Up in First TV Interview Since Her Brain Tumor Diagnosis," 21 July 2017 Renee — who has been married to Scott for over and decade and shares daughter Bailey DeLuca, 10, with him — had previously been diagnosed with two meningioma brain tumors. Dave Quinn,, "Scott Baio's Wife Renee Has Been Diagnosed with Brain Disease," 10 Mar. 2018 Doctors at Tri-City found a 5-centimeter meningioma tumor in the left lobe of her brain. Pam Kragen,, "'Lucky' survivor aims for finish line," 11 Jan. 2018 News anchor Maria Menounos went through a seven-hour surgery to remove a benign meningioma brain tumor the size of a golf ball. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Maria Menounos Says the Stresses of the TV Industry Contributed to Her Brain Tumor," 15 Dec. 2017 Most meningiomas arise close to the skull, but in some cases, a tumor can form as far down as the spinal cord. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "'Grey's Anatomy' actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis," 18 Sep. 2017 And in June of that year, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor — a meningioma the size of a lemon, which upon surgery was found to be benign. Emma Dibdin, Cosmopolitan, "Kate Walsh Reveals She Was Diagnosed With A Brain Tumor Two Years Ago," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of meningioma

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meningioma

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me·​nin·​gi·​o·​ma | \ mə-ˌnin-jē-ˈō-mə \
plural meningiomas also meningiomata\ -​ˈō-​mət-​ə \

Medical Definition of meningioma

: 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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