follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

neuroblastoma

[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).
Pathology
1.
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.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; neuro- + blastoma
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for neuroblastomata

neuroblastoma

/ˌnjʊərəʊblæsˈtəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mata (-matə), -mas
1.
(pathol) a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
neuroblastomata in Medicine

neuroblastoma neu·ro·blas·to·ma (nur'ō-blā-stō'mə, nyur'-)
n.
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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for neuroblastoma

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for neuroblastomata

19
0
Scrabble Words With Friends