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glioma

Pronunciation: gli-o'ma

Definition: Any neoplasm derived from one of the various types of cells that form the interstitial tissue of the brain, spinal cord, pineal gland, posterior pituitary gland, and retina.

[G. glia, glue, + -oma, tumor]

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