adenoma

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noun ad·e·no·ma \ ˌa-də-ˈnō-mə \

Definition of adenoma

plural adenomas also adenomata play \-mə-tə\
:a benign tumor of a glandular structure or of glandular origin

adenomatous

play \-mə-təs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of adenoma

New Latin adenomat-, adenoma


Medical Dictionary

adenoma

play
noun ad·e·no·ma \ ˌad-ᵊn-ˈō-mə \

medical Definition of adenoma

plural adenomas also adenomata play \-mət-ə\
:a benign tumor of a glandular structure or of glandular origin

adenomatous

play \-mət-əs\ adjective


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