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Pronunciation: as′trō-blas-tō′mă

Definition: A relatively poorly differentiated glioma composed of young, immature, neoplastic cells of the astrocytic series, frequently arranged radially with short fibrils terminating on small blood vessels.

[astro- + G. blastos, germ, + -oma, tumor]

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