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[noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, plural neuroblastomas, neuroblastomata
[noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh-tuh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə tə, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA).
a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells that usually starts in the autonomic nervous system or adrenal gland and spreads quickly, most often affecting young children.
1905-10; neuro- + blastoma Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mata (-matə), -mas
(pathol) a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland
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neuroblastoma in Medicine

neuroblastoma neu·ro·blas·to·ma (nur'ō-blā-stō'mə, nyur'-)
A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring most commonly in infants and young children.

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