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osteoblastoma

Definition:

benign tumor of bone and fibrous tissue; occurs in the vertebrae, femur, tibia, or arm bones (especially in young adults)

Class:

state noun (stable states of affairs)

Plurals:

osteoblastomas | osteoblastomata

Type of:

benign tumor » tumor » growth » illness

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

osteo- + blastoma
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Osteoblastoma

an uncommon osteoid tissue-forming primary neoplasm of the bone. It has clinical and histologic manifestations similar to those of osteoid osteoma; therefore, some consider the two tumors to be variants of the same disease, with osteoblastoma... (36 of 1160 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Osteoblastoma

Wiktionary:

osteoblastoma [oncology] | osteoblastomas [plural]

an uncommon osteoid tissue-forming primary neoplasm of the bone (9 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/osteoblastoma

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

osteoblastoma [oncology] | osteoblastomas [plural]

Origin: osteo- + blastoma

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/osteoblastoma

osteo-

Origin: Combining form of Ancient Greek ὀστέον (osteon, "bone").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/osteo-

blastoma [pathology] | blastomas [plural] | blastomata [plural]

Origin: blasto- + -oma

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blastoma

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

osteoblastoma

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "osteoblastoma"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "osteoblastoma"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/osteoblastoma

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