neu·​ro·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌnu̇r-ō-bla-ˈstō-mə How to pronounce neuroblastoma (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-\
plural neuroblastomas also neuroblastomata\ ˌnu̇r-​ō-​bla-​ˈstō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce neuroblastomata (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \

Definition of neuroblastoma

: a malignant tumor formed of embryonic ganglion cells

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According to the foundation, of the 13,000 or so new cases of childhood cancer in the U.S. each year, fewer than 700 are neuroblastoma. Pam Kragen,, "Marine dedicates Ironman quest to infant daughter's memory," 3 Mar. 2018 Edna was diagnosed with a neuroblastoma tumor on her back as an infant; as such, the idea of having fun in a wheelchair also felt somewhat distant at first. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Rollettes Dance Team Features Disabled Dancers in Wheelchairs," 27 Sep. 2018 That June, Still announced that his four-year-old daughter, Leah, had been diagnosed with an extremely advanced form of cancer called neuroblastoma. Tim Hackett,, "His Daughter in Remission, Devon Still Continues Fight Against Cancer," 20 Apr. 2018 Last June, Millie died eight days after she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer. Linda Mcintosh,, "Marine runs Ironman to fight children's cancer," 19 Apr. 2018 Alex has been fighting Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma since being diagnosed at age 4. Jenna West,, "Watch: 7-Year-Old Cancer Patient Spends Day With White Sox, Runs Bases Before Game," 13 June 2018 Tallungan said neuroblastoma grows so aggressively that the treatment is extreme. Pam Kragen,, "Marine dedicates Ironman quest to infant daughter's memory," 3 Mar. 2018 Jessica was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, a cancer most commonly found in the adrenal glands that occurs in young children, just over a year ago. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "[UPDATED]: Jessica Whelan, Whose Photo Helped Spread Awareness for Childhood Cancer, Has Passed Away," 22 Nov. 2016 Kendall, suffering from stage IV amplified neuroblastoma, faces one to two more years of rehabilitation therapy. Rich Heileman,, "LivFaith to host fundraiser for Kendall and Vinny: Around The Town," 11 May 2018

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First Known Use of neuroblastoma

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neuroblastoma

neuroblast "embryonic ganglion cell" (from neuro- + -blast) + -oma

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The first known use of neuroblastoma was in 1910

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neu·​ro·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-blas-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce neuroblastoma (audio) \
plural neuroblastomas also neuroblastomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce neuroblastomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuroblastoma

: a malignant tumor formed of embryonic ganglion cells

Other Words from neuroblastoma

neuroblastomal \ -​ˈtō-​məl How to pronounce neuroblastomal (audio) \ adjective

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