oligoastrocytoma

(AH-lih-goh-AS-troh-sy-TOH-muh)

A brain tumor that forms from both oligodendrocytes and astrocytes, which are types of glial cells (cells that cover and protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord and help them work the way they should). An oligoastrocytoma is a type of mixed glioma.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "oligoastrocytoma"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "oligoastrocitoma"

Tumor de cerebro que se forma con oligodendrocitos y astrocitos, que son tipos de células gliales (células que cubren y protegen las células nerviosas en el cerebro y la médula espinal, y las ayudan a funcionar como deben). Un oligoastrocitoma es un tipo de glioma mixto.