adenocarcinoma

noun
ad·​e·​no·​car·​ci·​no·​ma | \ ˌa-də-(ˌ)nō-ˌkär-sə-ˈnō-mə How to pronounce adenocarcinoma (audio) \

Definition of adenocarcinoma

: a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

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Other Words from adenocarcinoma

adenocarcinomatous \ ˌa-​də-​(ˌ)nō-​ˌkär-​sə-​ˈnō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce adenocarcinoma (audio) \ adjective

Examples of adenocarcinoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In early 2021, Lewis, 36, was diagnosed with stage four adenocarcinoma cancer. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "This Arizona sommelier is battling cancer. Here's how the community stepped up to help," 30 Mar. 2021 The five-year survival rate for neuroendocrine tumors can range from 50% to 80%, compared with less than 5% for adenocarcinoma. Elizabeth Landau, CNN, "Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 8 Nov. 2020 Following a skin biopsy, doctors confirmed that the man's colon cancer had metastasized to his skin, and the patient was diagnosed with metastatic colon adenocarcinoma. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "This Man’s Colon Cancer Spread to the Surface of His Skin. Here’s How That Can Happen," 10 June 2020 More data, from a 2017 case report published in the Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research, puts the occurrence rate of cutaneous metastases resulting from colorectal adenocarcinoma at more like 3% of colorectal cancer cases. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "This Man’s Colon Cancer Spread to the Surface of His Skin. Here’s How That Can Happen," 10 June 2020 Glasgow told the Seahawks website in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in his stomach and liver in March 2017. Nat Newell, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis Colts first starting free safety Nesby Glasgow dies from stomach cancer at 62," 26 Feb. 2020 She was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a cancer that forms in the glandular cells of the body—most often found in the breast, pancreas, lung, prostate, and colon. Leah Groth, Health.com, "The Strange 'Velvety' Appearance of This Woman's Palms Was Actually a Sign of Lung Cancer," 14 Nov. 2019 After being in remission from metastatic breast cancer for almost 15 years, Kate was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in late 2018. courant.com, "Kathleen S. Robertson," 9 Nov. 2019 Exocrine tumors are the majority of pancreatic cancers, and the most common form is called adenocarcinoma, which begins in gland cells, usually in the ducts of the pancreas. Elizabeth Landau, CNN, "Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly," 23 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of adenocarcinoma

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adenocarcinoma

borrowed from German Adenocarcinome, from adeno- adeno- + Carcinome carcinoma

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The first known use of adenocarcinoma was in 1872

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4 Apr 2021

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“Adenocarcinoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adenocarcinoma. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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adenocarcinoma

noun
ad·​e·​no·​car·​ci·​no·​ma | \ -ˌkärs-ᵊn-ˈō-mə How to pronounce adenocarcinoma (audio) \
plural adenocarcinomas also adenocarcinomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce adenocarcinoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of adenocarcinoma

: a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

Other Words from adenocarcinoma

adenocarcinomatous \ -​mət-​əs How to pronounce adenocarcinoma (audio) \ adjective

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