craniopharyngioma

noun

cra·​nio·​pha·​ryn·​gi·​o·​ma -ˌfar-ən-jē-ˈō-mə, -fə-ˌrin-jē-ˈō-mə How to pronounce craniopharyngioma (audio)
plural craniopharyngiomas also craniopharyngiomata -mət-ə How to pronounce craniopharyngioma (audio)
: a tumor of the brain near the pituitary gland that develops especially in children or young adults from epithelium derived from the embryonic craniopharyngeal canal and that is often associated with increased intracranial pressure

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“Craniopharyngioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/craniopharyngioma. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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