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Meaning of neuroblastoma

neu•ro•blas•to•ma

Pronunciation: (noor"ō-bla-stō'mu, nyoor"-), [key]
— pl. -mas, -ma•ta
  1. a malignant tumor of immature nerve cells that usually starts in the autonomic nervous system or adrenal gland and spreads quickly, most often affecting young children.
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