nephroblastoma

(redirected from nephroblastomas)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

neph·ro·blas·to·ma

 (nĕf′rō-blă-stō′mə)
n. pl. neph·ro·blas·to·mas or neph·ro·blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)

nephroblastoma

(ˌnɛfrəʊblæsˈtəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-matə) or -mas
(Pathology) a malignant tumour arising from the embryonic kidney that occurs in young children, esp in the age range 3–8 years
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nephroblastoma - malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable massnephroblastoma - malignant renal tumor of young children characterized by hypertension and blood in the urine and the presence of a palpable mass
sarcoma - a usually malignant tumor arising from connective tissue (bone or muscle etc.); one of the four major types of cancer
References in periodicals archive ?
7) Renal adenocarcinomas are the most commonly reported renal neoplasms in nondomestic birds, although adenomas and nephroblastomas have also been documented as primary renal tumors.
Proviral rearrangements and overexpression of a new cellular gene (nov) in myeloblastosis-associated virus type 1-induced nephroblastomas.
1) Among childhood tumours RMS ranks fourth in frequency after central nervous system tumours, neuroblastomas and nephroblastomas.