astrocytoma

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astrocytoma

[‚as·trə‚sī′tōm·ə]
(medicine)
A slow-growing glial tumor made up of cells resembling astrocytes; often it will undergo malignant change and assume the appearance and growth characteristics of a glioblastoma.
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