retinoblastoma

noun
ret·​i·​no·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌre-tə-nō-ˌbla-ˈstō-mə How to pronounce retinoblastoma (audio) \
plural retinoblastomas also retinoblastomata\ ˌre-​tə-​nō-​ˌbla-​ˈstō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce retinoblastomata (audio) \

Definition of retinoblastoma

: a malignant tumor of the retina that develops during childhood, is derived from retinal germ cells, and is associated with a chromosomal abnormality

Examples of retinoblastoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Because retinoblastoma can be hereditary in some cases, all kids diagnosed with the cancer must undergo two forms of genetic testing. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Demario Davis' daughter lost her eye to cancer. This is how it changed the Saints LB and his family.," 29 Oct. 2020 Two short days after first being diagnosed with retinoblastoma, Carly-Faith returned home from outpatient surgery with only one eye. Amie Just | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Demario Davis' daughter lost her eye to cancer. This is how it changed the Saints LB and his family.," 29 Oct. 2020 Julia has a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, "'Like a new diagnosis': Cancer families struggle to continue treatment amid coronavirus pandemic," 1 May 2020 He was inspired by the experience of his oldest son Noah, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma at 4 months old. CBS News, "App that detects signs of eye diseases credited for preventing further vision loss for young boy," 12 Feb. 2020 The other has retinoblastoma, and the tumors have left him legally blind. Christopher Tangney, BostonGlobe.com, "As medical problems mount, families are forced to make tough choices," 20 Dec. 2019 Both children were diagnosed at the age of 2 with an advanced stage of a rare and aggressive eye cancer called retinoblastoma that usually occurs in kids younger than 5. Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "'They killed my kid.' Parents sue renowned doctor, hospital after children die of cancer | Miami Herald," 21 May 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY Salette Ruiz was diagnosed at age 2 with a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "'They killed my kid.' Parents sue renowned doctor, hospital after children die of cancer | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018 Doctors diagnosed him with retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina that mostly affects infants and young children. Samantha Bresnahan, CNN, "USC football player: 'OK, I'm blind ... Now let's deal with it'," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of retinoblastoma

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for retinoblastoma

New Latin, from retin- + blast- + -oma

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The first known use of retinoblastoma was in 1924

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23 Nov 2020

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“Retinoblastoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/retinoblastoma. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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retinoblastoma

noun
ret·​i·​no·​blas·​to·​ma | \ ˌret-ᵊn-ō-ˌblas-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce retinoblastoma (audio) \
plural retinoblastomas also retinoblastomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce retinoblastomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of retinoblastoma

: a hereditary malignant tumor of the retina that develops during childhood, is derived from retinal germ cells, and is associated with a chromosomal abnormality

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