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[noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə, ˌnyʊər-/

noun, plural neuroblastomas, neuroblastomata
[noo r-oh-bla-stoh-muh-tuh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə tə, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA). Pathology.
a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells that usually starts in the autonomic nervous system or adrenal gland and spreads quickly, most often affecting young children.
noun (pl) -mata (-matə), -mas
(pathol) a malignant tumour that derives from neuroblasts, occurring mainly in the adrenal gland

neuroblastoma neu·ro·blas·to·ma (nur’ō-blā-stō’mə, nyur’-)
A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring most commonly in infants and young children.


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