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View in Spanish: Oligodendroglioma

Oligodendroglioma (AH-lih-goh-DEN-droh-glee-OH-muh)
A rare, slow-growing tumor that begins in oligodendrocytes (cells that cover and protect nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord). Also called oligodendroglial tumor.

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