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a glioma composed mainly of astrocytes, found mostly in the floor of the third ventricle and the temporal lobes of the brain.
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neuroastrocytoma(nū″rō-ăs″trō-sī-tō′mă) [″ + kytos, cell, + oma, tumor]
A tumor of the central nervous system composed of neurons and glial cells.
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