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) \

Medical Definition of craniopharyngioma

: 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

Learn More About craniopharyngioma

Dictionary Entries Near craniopharyngioma

craniopharyngeal

craniopharyngioma

craniophore

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Craniopharyngioma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/craniopharyngioma. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!