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[bla-stoh-muh] /blæˈstoʊ mə/
noun, plural blastomas, blastomata
[bla-stoh-muh-tuh] /blæˈstoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a tumor originating from undifferentiated embryonic cells and having little or no connective tissue.
Origin of blastoma
blast- + -oma Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for blastoma


noun (pl) -mata, -mas
  1. a tumour composed of embryonic tissue that has not yet developed a specialized function
  2. (in combination): neuroblastoma
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from blasto- + -oma
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blastoma in Medicine

blastoma blas·to·ma (blā-stō'mə)
n. pl. blas·to·mas or blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A neoplasm composed of immature, undifferentiated cells. Also called blastocytoma, embryonal carcinosarcoma.

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