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astrocytoma

astrocytoma in Medicine

astrocytoma as·tro·cy·to·ma (ās'trō-sī-tō'mə)
n. pl. as·tro·cy·to·mas or as·tro·cy·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor of nervous tissue composed of well-differentiated astrocytes. Also called grade I astrocytoma.

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