glio- or gli-
Neuroglia: glioma.


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  • Glioma

    [glahy-oh-muh] /glaɪˈoʊ mə/ noun, plural gliomas, gliomata [glahy-oh-muh-tuh] /glaɪˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA) 1. a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia. /ɡlaɪˈəʊmə/ noun (pl) -mata (-mətə), -mas 1. a tumour of the brain and spinal cord, composed of neuroglia cells and fibres n. type of brain tumor, 1870, medical Latin, literally “glue tumor,” from […]

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