adenoma

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noun ad·e·no·ma \ˌa-də-ˈnō-mə\

Definition of adenoma

plural

adenomas

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adenomata

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

adenomatous

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Origin and Etymology of adenoma

New Latin adenomat-, adenoma


First Known Use: 1934


Medical Dictionary

adenoma

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noun ad·e·no·ma \ˌad-ən-ˈō-mə\

Medical Definition of adenoma

plural

adenomas

also

adenomata

\-mət-ə\play
  1. :  a benign tumor of a glandular structure or of glandular origin

adenomatous

\-mət-əs\play adjective


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