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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Meningioma

Meningioma (meh-NIN-jee-OH-muh)
A type of slow-growing tumor that forms in the meninges (thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Meningiomas usually occur in adults.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.