retinoblastoma


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ret·i·no·blas·to·ma

 (rĕt′n-ō-blă-stō′mə)
n. pl. ret·i·no·blas·to·mas or ret·i·no·blas·to·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A hereditary malignant tumor of the retina, transmitted as a dominant trait and occurring chiefly among infants.

retinoblastoma

(ˌrɛtɪnəʊˌblæsˈtəʊmə)
n
a cancerous tumour of the retina which normally occurs in children under five years old

ret•ino•blas•to•ma

(ˌrɛt n oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
an inheritable tumor of the eye.
[1920–25]

retinoblastoma

a common childhood malignancy of the eye that develops from retinal cells.
See also: Cancer

retinoblastoma

Cancer of the retina.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.retinoblastoma - malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
malignant neoplasm, malignant tumor, metastatic tumor - a tumor that is malignant and tends to spread to other parts of the body
Translations

ret·i·no·blas·to·ma

[MIM*180200, 180201, 180202]
n. retinoblastoma, tumor maligno de la retina gen. hereditario.

retinoblastoma

n retinoblastoma m
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Retinoblastoma is a rapidly developing cancer that develops in the cells of retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye.
Retinoblastoma is the most common intraocular malignancy seen in children.
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Megan first noticed a strange glow in her daughter's eyes when she was seven weeks old, but her condition of retinoblastoma was not detected until she met up with an eye specialist earlier this month.
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Retinoblastoma is the commonest tumor (43% overall and 87% among children).
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