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) \

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

Examples of meningioma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, PEOPLE.com, 10 Mar. 2018 Doctors at Tri-City found a 5-centimeter meningioma tumor in the left lobe of her brain. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, 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, 15 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of meningioma

1922, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meningioma

New Latin

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17 Sep 2021

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“Meningioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meningioma. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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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) \

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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