glioblastoma multiforme


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glioblastoma

 [gli″o-blas-to´mah]
any malignant astrocytoma.
glioblastoma multifor´me astrocytoma grade III or IV; a rapidly growing tumor, usually of the cerebral hemispheres, composed of spongioblasts, astroblasts, and astrocytes.

gli·o·blas·to·ma mul·ti·forme

(glī'ō-blas-tō'mă mŭl'ti-fōrm),
A glioma consisting chiefly of undifferentiated anaplastic cells of astrocytic origin that show marked nuclear pleomorphism, necrosis, and vascular endothelial proliferation; frequently, tumor cells are arranged radially about an irregular focus of necrosis; these neoplasms grow rapidly, invade extensively, and occur most frequently in the cerebrum of adults.
[G. glia, glue, + blastos, germ, + -oma, tumor]

glioblastoma multiforme

[glī′ōblastō′mə mul′tifôr′mē]
Etymology: Gk, glia, glue, blastos, germ, oma, tumor; L, multus, many, forma, form
a malignant, invasive, rapidly growing pulpy or cystic tumor of the cerebrum or the spinal cord. The lesion spreads with pseudopod-like projections. It is composed of a mixture of monocytes, pyriform cells, immature and mature astrocytes, and neural ectodermal cells with fibrous or protoplasmic processes. Also called anaplastic astrocytoma, glioma multiforme.
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Glioblastoma multiforme

gli·o·blas·to·ma mul·ti·for·me

(glī'ō-blas-tō'mă mŭl'ti-fōr'mē)
A glioma consisting chiefly of undifferentiated anaplastic cells of glial origin that show marked nuclear pleomorphism, necrosis, and vascular endothelial proliferation; frequently, tumor cells are arranged radially about an irregular focus of necrosis; these neoplasms grow rapidly, invade extensively, and occur most frequently in the cerebrum of adults.
Synonym(s): grade IV astrocytoma.
[G. glia, glue, + blastos, germ, + -oma, tumor]

glioblastoma

an undifferentiated malignant astrocytoma.

glioblastoma multiforme
a rapidly growing tumor, usually of the cerebral hemispheres, often supratentorial.
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