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n. pl. as·tro·cy·to·mas or as·tro·cy·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A malignant tumor of nervous tissue composed of astrocytes.
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a tumour of the nervous system which originates in and consists mainly of astrocytes(as modifier)
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a brain tumor composed of large, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.See also: Cancer
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n. astrocitoma, tumor cerebral.
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