Meaning of glioma in English:


Pronunciation /ɡlʌɪˈəʊmə/

nounplural noun gliomas, plural noun gliomata/ɡlʌɪˈəʊmətə/

  • A malignant tumour of the glial tissue of the nervous system.

    ‘Malignant brain tumors called gliomas grow and spread into neighboring tissues rapidly.’
    • ‘Meningeal spread is not uncommon in cases of intracranial gliomas or metastatic carcinoma.’
    • ‘These 10 tumors accounted for 3.5% of the adult supratentorial malignant gliomas in the series.’
    • ‘The malignant gliomas carry the worst prognosis.’
    • ‘I had to confirm a bad one: he had a malignant glioma.’


Late 19th century from Greek glia ‘glue’ + -oma.