One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: = "neuroblastoma" (now rare or disused). Later: a neuronal neoplasm; specifically (more fully "central neurocytoma", "intraventricular neurocytoma") an intraventricular neoplasm, usually benign, typically occurring in young adults and composed of uniform small cells of glial appearance but with neuronal differentiation.
Early 20th century. From neurocyte + -oma.
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