Crossword clues for glioma
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Glioma \Gli*o"ma\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? glue + -oma.] (Med.) A tumor springing from the neuroglia or connective tissue of the brain, spinal cord, or other portions of the nervous system.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
type of brain tumor, 1870, medical Latin, literally "glue tumor," from Greek glia "glue" + -oma.
n. (context pathology English) A tumour that arises from glial cells in the brain or spinal cord.
n. a tumor of the brain consisting of neuroglia
[also: gliomata (pl)]
Usage examples of "glioma".
Then, boom, into a null-g suite, with a proleptic copula imbedded in their gliomas.
Finally, the diagnosis: a glioma -- a tumor the size of a golf ball on one of his frontal lobes -- malignant, growing, an d encroaching so thoroughly on vascular tissue that surgical removal was impossible, even by liquefaction or laser.