glioma

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(glī-ō′mă )

pl. gliomata [glia + -oma]

1. A sarcoma of neuroglial origin.
2. A neoplasm or tumor composed of neuroglial cells, i.e., cells that provide the supportive structure for neurons. Examples of gliomas include astrocytomas, ependymomas, and oligodendrogliomas.
SYN: SEE: glioblastoma; SEE: neuroglioma.
gliomatous (glī-ō′mă-tŭs ), adj.

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