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blas·te·ma

 (blă-stē′mə)
n. pl. blas·te·mas or blas·te·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
1. A mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or a body part develops, either in normal development or in the regeneration of a lost body part.
2. A structureless substance from which it was formerly believed that cells are formed.

[Greek blastēma, offspring, sprout, from blastos, bud.]

blas·te′mal, blas′te·mat′ic (blăs′tə-măt′ĭk), blas·te′mic (blă-stē′mĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.blastemic - of or relating to blastemata
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Adult Wilms' tumor has well known diagnostic criteria which include: 1) primary renal neoplasm, 2) presence of primitive blastemic spindle or round cell component, 3) formation of abortive tubules or glomerular structures, 4) no area of tumor diagnostic of renal cell carcinoma, 5) pictorial confirmation of histology, and 6) patient age >15 years (2).
That includes the tumour under consideration should be a primary renal neoplasm, presence of primitive blastemic spindle or round cell component, formation of abortive or embryonal tubules or glomerular structures.