noun, plural adenocarcinomas, adenocarcinomata [ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh] . Pathology.
a malignant tumor arising from secretory epithelium.
a malignant tumor of glandlike structure.

1885–90; adeno- + carcinoma

adenocarcinomatous [ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-nom-uh-tuhs, -noh-muh-] , adjective Unabridged
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adenocarcinoma (ˌædɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə)
n , pl -mas, -mata
1.  a malignant tumour originating in glandular tissue
2.  a malignant tumour with a glandlike structure

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adenocarcinoma ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma (ād'n-ō-kär'sə-nō'mə)
A malignant tumor originating in the epithelial cells of glandular tissue and forming glandular structures.

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Example sentences
Patients with adenocarcinoma have a worse prognosis and usually more rapid deterioration.
The sputum tests came back from the lab showing adenocarcinoma, which is one of the four major types of lung cancer.
He had a rare type of cancer, adenocarcinoma of the tongue, which had metastasized to his lungs.
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