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blastoma

 [blas-to´mah] (pl. blastomas, blasto´mata)
A neoplasm composed of embryonic cells derived from the blastema of an organ or tissue. adj., adj blasto´matous.

blas·to·ma

(blas-tō'mă),
A neoplasm composed chiefly or entirely of immature undifferentiated cells resembling those that form the blastema or primordium of the organ in which the tumor arose.
[blasto- + G. -oma, tumor]

blastoma

/blas·to·ma/ (blas-to´mah) pl. blastomas, blasto´mata   a neoplasm composed of embryonic cells derived from the blastema of an organ or tissue.blasto´matous

blastoma

(blă-stō′mə)
n. pl. blasto·mas or blasto·mata (-mə-tə)
A neoplasm composed of immature and undifferentiated cells.

blastoma

[blastō′mə] pl. blastomas, blastomata
Etymology: Gk, blastos + oma, tumor
a neoplasm of embryonic tissue that develops from the blastema of an organ or tissue. A blastoma derived from a number of scattered cells is pluricentric; one arising from a single cell or group of cells is unicentric. Also called blastocytoma. blastomatous [blastom′ətəs] adj.

blastoma

(1) A generic root form for any of a number of primitive tumours—e.g., ameloblastoma, glioblastoma, neuroblastoma, osteoblastoma, retinoblastoma.
(2) A nonspecific term for any tumour composed of primitive cells.
(3) Neoplasm.

blas·to·ma

(blas-tō'mă)
A neoplasm composed chiefly or entirely of immature undifferentiated cells (i.e., blast forms), with little or virtually no stroma.
Synonym(s): blastocytoma.
[blasto- + G. -oma, tumor]

blastoma

a neoplasm composed of embryonic cells derived from the blastema of an organ or tissue.