glioblastoma
noun (plural -mas; also glioblastomata) Etymology: New Latin, from glia glia + blast- + -oma Date: circa 1923 a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usually of a cerebral hemisphere — called also glioblastoma multiforme

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  • glioblastoma — m. oncol. Tumor maligno del sistema nervioso central que se halla compuesto por tejido nervioso embrionario. Medical Dictionary. 2011. glioblastoma …   Diccionario médico

  • glioblastoma — glio·blas·to·ma .glī (.)ō bla stō mə n, pl mas also ma·ta mət ə a malignant rapidly growing astrocytoma of the central nervous system and usu. of a cerebral hemisphere called also spongioblastoma * * * n. the most aggressive type of brain tumour… …   Medical dictionary

  • glioblastoma — A fast growing type of central nervous system tumor that forms from glial (supportive) tissue of the brain and spinal cord and has cells that look very different from normal cells. Glioblastoma usually occurs in adults and affects the brain more… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • glioblastoma — Highly malignant brain tumour derived from glial cells …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • glioblastoma — gli·o·blas·to·ma (glē ō blă stōʹmə, glī ) n. pl. gli·o·blas·to·mas or gli·o·blas·to·ma·ta ( mə tə) A malignant tumor of the central nervous system, usually occurring in the cerebrum of adults.   [glia + blastoma.] * * * …   Universalium

  • glioblastoma — noun A fast growing, malignant tumor of the brain …   Wiktionary

  • glioblastoma — ġli·o·bla·stò·ma s.m. TS med. tumore maligno di origine gliale {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1956. ETIMO: der. di glio e blasto con oma …   Dizionario italiano

  • glioblastoma — [ˌglʌɪə(ʊ)bla stəʊmə] noun (plural glioblastomas or glioblastomata mətə) Medicine a highly invasive glioma in the brain …   English new terms dictionary

  • glioblastoma — glio·blas·to·ma …   English syllables

  • glioblastoma — n. the most aggressive type of brain tumour derived from non nervous (glial) tissue (see astrocytoma). Its rapid enlargement destroys normal brain cells, with a progressive loss of function, and raises intracranial pressure, causing headache,… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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