comedocarcinoma

noun

com·​e·​do·​car·​ci·​no·​ma ˌkäm-ə-ˌdō-ˌkärs-ᵊn-ˈō-mə How to pronounce comedocarcinoma (audio)
plural comedocarcinomas also comedocarcinomata -mət-ə How to pronounce comedocarcinoma (audio)
: breast cancer that arises in the larger ducts and is characterized by slow growth, late metastasis, and the accumulation of solid plugs of atypical and degenerating cells in the ducts

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“Comedocarcinoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/comedocarcinoma. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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