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adenocarcinoma

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noun ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma \ˌa-dən-(ˌ)ō-ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə\

Definition of adenocarcinoma

  1. :  a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma·tousplay \-mə-təs\ adjective


Origin of adenocarcinoma

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1889


Medical Dictionary

adenocarcinoma

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noun ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma \-ˌkärs-ən-ˈō-mə\

Medical Definition of adenocarcinoma

plural ad·e·no·car·ci·no·mas also ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play

  1. :  a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

  2. ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma·tous \-mət-əs\play adjective




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