Definition of glioma in English:

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glioma

Pronunciation: /ɡlīˈōmə/

noun (plural gliomas or gliomata /-mətə/)

Medicine
A malignant tumor of the glial tissue of the nervous system.
Example sentences
  • Malignant brain tumors called gliomas grow and spread into neighboring tissues rapidly.
  • Meningeal spread is not uncommon in cases of intracranial gliomas or metastatic carcinoma.
  • These 10 tumors accounted for 3.5% of the adult supratentorial malignant gliomas in the series.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek glia 'glue' + -oma.

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