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glioma

[glahy-oh-muh] /glaɪˈoʊ mə/
noun, plural gliomas, gliomata
[glahy-oh-muh-tuh] /glaɪˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA)
1.
a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < New Latin; see glia, -oma
Related forms
gliomatous
[glahy-oh-muh-tuh s, -om-uh-] /glaɪˈoʊ mə təs, -ˈɒm ə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gliomata

glioma

/ɡlaɪˈəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas
1.
a tumour of the brain and spinal cord, composed of neuroglia cells and fibres
Derived Forms
gliomatous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek glia glue + -oma
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Word Origin and History for gliomata

glioma

n.

type of brain tumor, 1870, medical Latin, literally "glue tumor," from Greek glia "glue" + -oma.

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gliomata in Medicine

glioma gli·o·ma (glē-ō'mə, glī-)
n. pl. gli·o·mas or gli·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A tumor that originates in the neuroglia of the brain or the spinal cord.


gli·om'a·tous (-ŏm'ə-təs, -ō'mə-) adj.
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Encyclopedia Article for gliomata

glioma

a cancerous growth or tumour composed of cells derived from neuroglial tissue, the material that supports and protects nerve cells. Gliomas may form in the retina of the eye, in the brain, in the heart, in the myelin sheaths of nerves (neurilemmoma), and occasionally in the sinus, where the tumour has been derived from the olfactory bulb of the brain. Gliomas can occur almost anywhere in connection with nerve tissue and may appear with other cancerous tissue, such as that of blood vessels, bone, or cartilage. They are of variable malignancy.

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