Definition of glioma in English:


Syllabification: gli·o·ma
Pronunciation: /glīˈōmə

noun (plural gliomas or gliomata /-mətə/)

  • A malignant tumor of the glial tissue of the nervous system.
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    • 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.


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

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