noun, plural gli·o·mas, gli·o·ma·ta [glahy-oh-muh-tuh] /glaɪˈoʊ mə tə/.
- a tumor of the brain composed of neuroglia.
noun plural -mata (-mətə) or -mas
- a tumour of the brain and spinal cord, composed of neuroglia cells and fibres
type of brain tumor, 1870, medical Latin, literally “glue tumor,” from Greek glia “glue” + -oma.
n. pl. gli•o•mas
- A tumor that originates in the neuroglia of the brain or the spinal cord.