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Definition of Oligodendroglioma

Oligodendroglioma: A rare, slow-growing brain tumor that begins in cells called oligodendrocytes, which provide support and nourishment for cells that transmit nerve impulses. Also known as oligodendroglial tumor.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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