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glioma

 [gli-o´mah]
a tumor composed of neuroglia in any of its states of development; sometimes extended to include all intrinsic neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord, such as astrocytomas, ependymomas, and so on. Called also neuroglioma and neurospongioma. adj., adj glio´matous.
glioma re´tinae retinoblastoma.

gli·o·ma

(glī-ō'mă),
Any neoplasm derived from one of the various types of cells that form the interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.
[G. glia, glue, + -oma, tumor]

glioma

/gli·o·ma/ (gli-o´mah) a tumor composed of neuroglia in any of its states of development; sometimes extended to include all intrinsic neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord, as astrocytomas, ependymomas, etc.glio´matous
glioma re´tinae  retinoblastoma.

glioma

(glē-ō′mə, glī-)
n. pl. glio·mas or glio·mata (-mə-tə)
A tumor originating in the neuroglia of the brain or spinal cord.

glioma

[glī·ō′mə] pl. gliomas, gliomata
Etymology: Gk, glia + oma, tumor
any of the largest group of primary tumors of the brain, composed of malignant glial cells. Kinds of gliomas are astrocytoma, ependymoma, glioblastoma multiforme, medulloblastoma, and oligodendroglioma.

glioma

noun A tumour of glial cells of the brain.

Pronunciation:
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, GLAI oh ma
Medspeak-US: pronounced, GLEE oh ma

glioma

Neurology A tumor of the brain and spinal cord arising from glial/support cells. See Brainstem glioma, Glioblastoma, Mixed glioma, Oligodendroglioma, Optic glioma, Pseudoglioma.

gli·o·ma

(glī-ō'mă)
Any neoplasm derived from one of the various types of cells that form the interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.
[G. glia, glue, + -oma, tumor]

glioma

A tumour of the binding (glial) tissue of the brain-the neurological connective tissue. Gliomas are the commonest kind of brain tumour. They vary widely in malignancy and rate of growth. Depending on the type of glial tissue involved, or on their structural characteristics, gliomas may be called astrocytomas, glioblastomas, oligodendrogliomas, ependymomas and medulloblastomas.

gli·o·ma

(glī-ō'mă)
Neoplasm derived from cells that form interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.
[G. glia, glue, + -oma, tumor]

glioma (glē´ōmə),

n the largest group of primary tumors of the brain, composed of malignant glial cells.

glioma

a tumor composed of neuroglia in any of its states of development; sometimes extended to include all intrinsic neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord, such as astrocytoma, ependymoma, mixed glioma, etc.

glioma retinae
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Malignant gliomas are incurable, and most patients die despite aggressive therapy.
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