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

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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," 23 Aug. 2019 Cases of squamous cell lung cancer did decrease after the surgeon general’s warning, but another type, adenocarcinoma, increased. Risa Robinson, The Conversation, "How a person vapes, not just what a person vapes, could also play a big role in vaping harm," 13 Sep. 2019 Peck had been battling his illness — a rare form of sinus cancer that’s closely related to adenocarcinoma — since 2015. Molly Duerig, azcentral, "‘Heart of a warrior’: Family, firefighters pay tribute to Goodyear fire Engineer Austin Peck," 7 Sep. 2019 Of all exocrine pancreatic cancers, about 95% are adenocarcinomas, which usually begin in the ducts of the pancreas. Christina Oehler,, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg Was Just Treated for A Malignant Tumor on Her Pancreas, Says Supreme Court," 23 Aug. 2019 In his mid-30s, Matthew was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a cancer of epithelial tissue, the cells that cover the surface of the body’s organs. Mia Berry, Los Angeles Times, "Dodgers’ Walker Buehler keeps the memory of his late uncle close to his heart," 28 July 2019 Then, in 1992 at the age of 46, Jimmy was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma, a glandular cancer a type of glandular that spread to the bones. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Untold Story of Jimmy V's Iconic ESPY Awards Speech," 11 July 2019 For example, adenocarcinoma is a type of lung cancer that is more common among women -- yet the risk of this lung cancer subtype decreases more slowly than other subtypes when people stop smoking. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Younger American women more likely to get lung cancer than men," 24 May 2018 Six weeks later, Valvano, known as Jimmy V, passed away from metastatic adenocarcinoma. John Maffei,, "Basketball teams to play for more than a win," 1 Feb. 2018

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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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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 adenocarcinomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of adenocarcinoma

: a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

Other Words from adenocarcinoma

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

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