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Definitions for retinoblastoma
ˌrɛt n oʊ blæˈstoʊ mə; -mə təretinoblas·tom·a

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retinoblastomanoun

    malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells

Wiktionary

  1. retinoblastomanoun

    A malignant tumour of the retina; a hereditary condition found mostly in children.

  2. Etymology: From retina + blastoma

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  1. Retinoblastoma

    Retinoblastoma is a rapidly developing cancer that develops from the immature cells of retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye and is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children .

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Retinoblastoma

    A malignant tumor arising from the nuclear layer of the retina that is the most common primary tumor of the eye in children. The tumor tends to occur in early childhood or infancy and may be present at birth. The majority are sporadic, but the condition may be transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait. Histologic features include dense cellularity, small round polygonal cells, and areas of calcification and necrosis. An abnormal pupil reflex (leukokoria); NYSTAGMUS, PATHOLOGIC; STRABISMUS; and visual loss represent common clinical characteristics of this condition. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p2104)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retinoblastoma in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retinoblastoma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of retinoblastoma in a Sentence

  1. Jake Olson:

    When I was 8 months old, I was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma, when the doctors found my cancer, it was completely taking over my left eye ... the greatest fear is the cancer spreading through the optic nerve to the brain.

  2. Tomas Olson:

    At first we gave him [Asher] chemotherapy intravenous and the ophthalmologist used lasers on the spots [on his eye] and there were responses. He finished chemo in 2015. The problem with retinoblastoma is it can pop up in other places. Over time, he had a few new ones pop up and they werelasered.

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