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

Examples of meningioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study saw a significant increase in a specific type of brain tumor, a meningioma, when women used the drugs for a year or more, often requiring surgery, according to a March 27 news release. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 28 Mar. 2024 Stray Dog Found with Tumor Larger than His Head Gets Mass Removed and Finds a Home For the study, researchers looked at 62 canine meningiomas from 27 dog breeds. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 25 Feb. 2024 According to the Mayo Clinic, meningioma is the most common type of tumor that forms in the head. Dory Jackson, Peoplemag, 24 Aug. 2023 In particular, the INTERPHONE study, whose results were reported last year, showed no evidence of a link between cell phone use and glioblastoma or meningioma. Keith Kloor, Discover Magazine, 1 June 2011 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

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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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“Meningioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meningioma. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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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