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View in Spanish: Tumor oligodendroglial

Oligodendroglial tumor (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.

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