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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.
neurospongioma/neu·ro·spon·gi·o·ma/ (-spun″je-o´mah) glioma.
neurospongioma(nu?ro-spon?je-o'ma) [? + spongos, sponge, + oma, tumor] Spongioblastoma.