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 neuroblastoma (audio) , ˌnyu̇r-​ \

Definition of neuroblastoma

: a malignant tumor formed of embryonic ganglion cells

Examples of neuroblastoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was a large tumor on his kidney called a neuroblastoma. Tom Corwin, ajc, 26 Sep. 2021 In early September 2020, her grandson Matias, my nephew, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, at a shy and tiny 8 months old. Emily Davies, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2021 Mutated forms of the gene and protein have been found in non-small cell lung cancer, anaplastic large cell lymphoma and neuroblastoma, a brain cancer. Katie Hunt, CNN, 21 May 2020 Mom comes to the rescue Rhett was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in February 2019. Colleen Shalby, Los Angeles Times, 28 Apr. 2020 Matthew has battled Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells, with chemotherapy, multiple surgeries, stem cell transplants, radiation treatment and months of immunotherapy. USA TODAY, 2 Mar. 2020 The 11-year-old Northport resident died on Dec. 14 after a 14-month struggle against neuroblastoma. Mark Inabinett |, al, 26 Dec. 2019 Leah was 4 years old when she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and given a 50 percent chance of survival. NBC News, 8 Jan. 2019 Sean underwent stem cell therapy after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that develops from nerve cells. Faith Karimi, CNN, 26 Sep. 2019

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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 neuroblastoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuroblastoma

: a malignant tumor formed of embryonic ganglion cells

Other Words from neuroblastoma

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

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