retinoblastoma

retinoblastoma

[ret-noh-bla-stoh-muh]
noun, plural retinoblastomas, retinoblastomata [ret-noh-bla-stoh-muh-tuh] .
Pathology. an inheritable tumor of the eye.

Origin:
1920–25; retin(a) + -o- + blastoma

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retinoblastoma ret·i·no·blas·to·ma (rět'n-ō-blā-stō'mə)
n. pl. ret·i·no·blas·to·mas or ret·i·no·blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A hereditary malignant tumor of the retina, transmitted as a dominant trait and occurring chiefly among infants.

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