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Definition of "neuroblastoma" []

  • A malignant tumor composed of neuroblasts, originating in the autonomic nervous system or the adrenal medulla and occurring chiefly in infants and young children. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "neuroblastoma" in a sentence
  • "CoBlooded the Great says he never heard the word "neuroblastoma" before he talked to Jesus Peña in April."
  • "Defining the specific type of neuroblastoma is particularly important because some types resolve spontaneously or are curable with surgery while other types are very aggressive."
  • "Van Nocker has neuroblastoma, which is a very rare form of childhood cancer that targets the nervous system and creates tumors throughout the body."