neuroblastoma

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neu·ro·blas·to·ma

 (no͝or′ō-blă-stō′mə, nyo͝or′-)
n. pl. neu·ro·blas·to·mas or neu·ro·blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring chiefly in infants and young children.

neuroblastoma

(ˌnjʊərəʊblæsˈtəʊmə)
n, pl -mata (-matə) or -mas
(Pathology) pathol a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland

neu•ro•blas•to•ma

(ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells, most often affecting the young.
[1905–10]

neuroblastoma

a highly malignant tumor that may develop from the neural plate in an embryo and spread to the bones, liver, and other organs.
See also: Cancer
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuroblastoma - malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
Translations
neuroblastooma
neuroblastoma

neuroblastoma

n neuroblastoma m
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