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Astrocytoma

Synonym(s)

  • astrocytic tumor
  • astroglioma
  • glioma, astrocytic

Definition(s)

A tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord in small, star-shaped cells called astrocytes.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: December 22, 2014