Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tumor originating in the neuroglia of the brain or spinal cord.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, a tumor composed of neuroglia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology A tumour that arises from glial cells in the brain or spinal cord.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[gli(a) + –oma.]

Examples

  • The word glioma itself typically means that this tumor is coming from the brain, as opposed to coming from somewhere else in the body and having spread to the brain.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2008

  • Her research has focused on the development of the mammalian brain, and particularly on why a malignant and quick-spreading kind of brain tumor called glioma is so deadly.

    MIT Selects First Female President | PopPolitics.com

  • Her research has focused on the development of the mammalian brain, and particularly on why a malignant and quick-spreading kind of brain tumor called glioma is so deadly.

    MIT Selects First Female President | PopPolitics.com

  • Her research has focused on the development of the mammalian brain, and particularly on why a malignant and quick-spreading kind of brain tumor called glioma is so deadly.

    Print - MIT Selects First Female President | PopPolitics.com

  • In 2004, a rash of early scientific reports suggested that cell phones, which produce radio frequency energy, might cause a fatal form of brain cancer called a glioma.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In 2004, a rash of early scientific reports suggested that cell phones, which produce radio frequency energy, might cause a fatal form of brain cancer called a glioma.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In 2004, a rash of early scientific reports suggested that cell phones, which produce radio frequency energy, might cause a fatal form of brain cancer called a glioma.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The prognosis is very dim for people who get this type of malignant glioma, which is what he had.

    CNN Transcript Aug 26, 2009

  • Survival for this kind of brain tumor we now know that Senator Kennedy has, called a glioma, depends upon where it is in the brain and on the type of glioma.

    CNN Transcript May 20, 2008

  • DANIEL BARROW, NEUROSURGEON: Well, a glioma is a tumor that arises from the brain tissue itself.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2008

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