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adenocarcinoma

[ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh] /ˌæd n oʊˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə/
noun, plural adenocarcinomas, adenocarcinomata
[ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh] /ˌæd n oʊˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a malignant tumor arising from secretory epithelium.
2.
a malignant tumor of glandlike structure.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; adeno- + carcinoma
Related forms
adenocarcinomatous
[ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-nom-uh-tuh s, -noh-muh-] /ˌæd n oʊˌkɑr səˈnɒm ə təs, -ˈnoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples for adenocarcinoma
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for adenocarcinoma

adenocarcinoma

/ˌædɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
a malignant tumour originating in glandular tissue
2.
a malignant tumour with a glandlike structure
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adenocarcinoma in Medicine

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

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