Share this entry

oligodendroglioma Line breaks: oligo|dendro|gli¦oma
Pronunciation: /ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˌdɛndrə(ʊ)ɡlɪˈəʊmə/

Definition of oligodendroglioma in English:

noun (plural oligodendrogliomas or oligodendrogliomata ˌɒlɪɡə(ʊ)ˌdɛndrə(ʊ)ɡlɪˈəʊmətə)

Medicine
A tumour derived from oligodendroglia.
Example sentences
  • Touch preparations are recommended for pituitary adenomas, oligodendrogliomas, and lymphomas.
  • Loss of p16 gene expression and protein down-regulation have been disclosed in various human gliomas, including oligodendrogliomas.
  • The present study, which uses specific PCR analysis of alleles on key chromosomes implicated in the pathogenesis of most oligodendrogliomas, confirms and extends these findings.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day doofus
Pronunciation: ˈdo͞ofəs
noun
a stupid person