Glioma definition

glē-ōmə, glī-
A tumor originating in the neuroglia of the brain or spinal cord.
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A tumor of the brain, spinal cord, etc., composed of tissue that normally forms the supporting structure of nerves.
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A tumor originating in the neuroglia of the brain or spinal cord.
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(pathology) A tumour that arises from glial cells in the brain or spinal cord.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
glioma
Plural:
gliomas, gliomata

Origin of glioma

  • gli(a) –oma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition