A cancer of the brain that begins in glial cells (cells that surround and support nerve cells).

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  • Glioma — Gli*o ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? glue + oma.] (Med.) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glioma — (n.) type of brain tumor, 1870, medical Latin, lit. glue tumor, from Gk. glia glue + OMA (Cf. oma) …   Etymology dictionary

  • glioma — m. Med. Tumor de las células gliales …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • glioma — [glī ō′mə; ] also [ glēō′mə] n. pl. gliomata [glī ō′mə tə, glē ōmə tə] or gliomas [ModL < MGr glia (see GLIADIN) + ōma (see OMA)] a tumor of the brain, spinal cord, etc., composed of tissue that normally forms the supporting structure of… …   English World dictionary

  • glioma — ► sustantivo masculino MEDICINA Tumor de los órganos nerviosos y de la retina, de consistencia blanda. * * * glioma. m. Med. Tumor de las células gliales …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • glioma — noun (plural mas; also gliomata) Etymology: New Latin, from glia Date: 1870 a tumor arising from glial cells …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • glioma — gliomatous /gluy oh meuh teuhs, om euh /, adj. /gluy oh meuh/, n., pl. gliomas, gliomata / meuh teuh/. a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia. [1865 70; < NL; see GLIA, OMA] * * * ▪ tumour plural  Gliomas, or Gliomata,        a cancerous… …   Universalium

  • glioma — noun A tumour that arises from glial cells in the brain or spinal cord …   Wiktionary

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