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gli·o·ma

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

glioma

(ɡlaɪˈəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-mətə) or -mas
(Pathology) a tumour of the brain and spinal cord, composed of neuroglia cells and fibres
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek glia glue + -oma]
gliˈomatous adj

gli•o•ma

(glaɪˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia.
[1865–70; gli(a) + -oma]

glioma

any of the predominant category of brain tumors composed of cancerous glial cells (a type of nerve cell).
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.glioma - a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia
glia, neuroglia - sustentacular tissue that surrounds and supports neurons in the central nervous system; glial and neural cells together compose the tissue of the central nervous system
brain tumor, brain tumour - a tumor in the brain
Translations
glióma

gli·o·ma

n. glioma, neoplasma del cerebro compuesto de células de neuroglia.

glioma

n glioma m
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And after suffering headaches, vomiting and other debilitating symptoms in the following weeks, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), an extremely rare brain cancer.
Professor Steven Gill aims to treat 18 children with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) brain tumours at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
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The 19-year-old Hill has diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, an inoperable form of brain cancer, and in September she was told she had only months to live.
Danny suffers from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a disease that kills around 90 per cent of its patients within 18 months of diagnosis.
Jordan had diffuse pontine glioma, a rare form of cancer where a tumour wraps around the brain stem, squeezing out function centres.
The tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), is found almost exclusively in children and accounts for 10 to 15 percent of pediatric tumors of the brain and central nervous system.
Within hours, she was being rushed to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle where Tony and his wife Jane, 40, were given the devastating news that Eva was suffering with Diffuse Pontine Glioma - a tumour on the brain.
Recruitment of our Phase III trial in newly diagnosed pediatric pontine glioma has been concluded and we anticipate that recruitment in our randomised Phase III trial in adult glioblastoma grade IV will be completed in 2009.