ad·​e·​no·​ma | \ ˌa-də-ˈnō-mə How to pronounce adenoma (audio) \
plural adenomas also adenomata\ ˌa-​də-​ˈnō-​mə-​tə How to pronounce adenoma (audio) \

Definition of adenoma

: a benign tumor of a glandular structure or of glandular origin

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Other Words from adenoma

adenomatous \ ˌa-​də-​ˈnō-​mə-​təs How to pronounce adenoma (audio) \ adjective

Examples of adenoma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But less is known about how yogurt might impact the potential for people to develop adenomas. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Men: Want lower risk of colorectal cancer? Eat yogurt," 3 July 2019 The increased size of the thyroid glands can cause non-cancerous tumors called adenoma., "Could your furniture be causing your cat to develop thyroid disease?," 13 Aug. 2019 Cologuard is not for everyone; not for high risk individuals, including those with a family history of colorectal cancer, a personal history of colorectal cancer or advanced adenoma, IBD and certain hereditary syndromes. Ashley Davidson, USA TODAY, "Why more than 70 pro golfers agreed to get screened for this deadly cancer," 12 June 2018 In the study, the researchers found that people with lower levels of cardiorespiratory fitness had a higher risk of developing these polyps, which are also called adenomas. Fox News, "Why fitness (not just how much you exercise) matters in cancer risk," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of adenoma

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adenoma

probably borrowed from German Adenom, Adenoma, from Greek aden-, adḗn "gland" + German -om, New Latin -oma -oma — more at aden-

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The first known use of adenoma was in 1934

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“Adenoma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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ad·​e·​no·​ma | \ ˌad-ᵊn-ˈō-mə How to pronounce adenoma (audio) \
plural adenomas also adenomata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce adenoma (audio) \

Medical Definition of adenoma

: a benign tumor of a glandular structure or of glandular origin

Other Words from adenoma

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

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