medulloepitheliomamedical dictionary

<tumour>

A rare, primitive, rapidly growing intracranial neoplasm thought to originate from the cells of the embryonic medullary canal and hence included with ependymoblastomas by some neuropathologists; ganglion cells and astrocyte maturation have also been reported. Tumours that occur in the ciliary body are referred to as embryonal medulloepithelioma's.

Origin: medullo-+ epithelium + -oma, tumour

(05 Mar 2000)

medullo-, medulloarthritis, medulloblastoma, medullocell < Prev | Next > medullomyoblastoma, medusa, Medusa head

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