meningioma

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me·nin·gi·o·ma

 (mə-nĭn′jē-ō′mə)
n. pl. me·nin·gi·o·mas or me·nin·gi·o·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A slow-growing tumor of the meninges, occurring most often in adults.

[Short for meningothelioma : meningo- + (endo)thelioma.]

meningioma

(məˌnɪndʒɪˈəʊmə)
n
(Pathology) a tumour of the meninges of the brain that grows slowly and is usually benign, although it can be malignant

me•nin•gi•o•ma

(məˌnɪn dʒiˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a hard, encapsulated tumor that grows slowly along the meninges.
[1920–25; shortening of meningothelioma= mening (es) + -o- + (endo)thelioma a tumor originating in the endothelium]
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Noun1.meningioma - a tumor arising in the meninges which surround the brain and spinal cordmeningioma - a tumor arising in the meninges which surround the brain and spinal cord; usually slow growing and sometimes malignant
neoplasm, tumor, tumour - an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
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méningiome

me·nin·gi·o·ma

n. meningioma, neoplasma vascular gen. benigno de desarrollo lento que se origina en las meninges.

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These convexity meningiomas arise from the dura that covers the cerebral hemispheres.