Definition of glioma in English:

glioma

nounplural noun gliomas, plural noun gliomata/-mətə/

Medicine
  • A malignant tumor 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.’

Pronunciation

glioma

/ɡlīˈōmə/ /ɡlaɪˈoʊmə/

Origin

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