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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Recent Examples on the Web Nimmo was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2015 and underwent rounds of chemotherapy, surgeries and at least one stem cell transplant. Char Adams,, "Family of Army-Loving 5-Year-Old Who Died of Cancer Invites Military Service Members to Funeral," 25 June 2019 In 2015, Oakley was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells, according to a GoFundMe page that raised $52,000 for his medical treatment. Erin Davis And Brandon Griggs, CNN, "A 5-year-old boy with cancer dreamed of being a soldier, so dozens of service members came to his funeral," 25 June 2019 Zachary put together a basketball fundraiser last year and raised almost $12,000 for Beat Nb, a nonprofit focused on beating neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Siblings organize soccer tourney for childhood cancer research," 8 June 2019 The little boy battled neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, and dreamed of one day joining the Army. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A cat dad, a warrior mom and a pink rainbow!," 29 June 2019 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

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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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12 Oct 2019

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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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