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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


oligodendroglial tumor  listen  (AH-lih-goh-den-DROH-glee-ul TOO-mer)

  A rare, slow-growing tumor that begins in oligodendrocytes (cells that cover and protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord). Also called oligodendroglioma.