neu·ro·blas·to·ma | \ˌnu̇r-ō-bla-ˈstō-mə, ˌnyu̇r-\
plural neuroblastomas also neuroblastomata\ˌnu̇r-ō-bla-ˈstō-mə-tə, ˌnyu̇r- \

Definition of neuroblastoma 

: a malignant tumor formed of embryonic ganglion cells

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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 The event will honor the 2-year-old Alpine toddler who lost her battle to neuroblastoma in 2015, and raise funds for childhood cancer research. Linda Mcintosh,, "Local woman elected as state DAR leaders," 7 May 2018 Inspiration for the event Last year, PHS student Jordan Schlender organized the first Superhero Stomp after her sister, Giana, met Eli, who has Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Second annual Superhero Stomp 5K Run/Walk to help Pewaukee families with children fighting cancer," 4 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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neu·ro·blas·to·ma | \ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-blas-ˈtō-mə \
plural neuroblastomas also neuroblastomata\-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of neuroblastoma 

: a malignant tumor formed of embryonic ganglion cells

Other Words from neuroblastoma

neuroblastomal \-ˈtō-məl \ adjective

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