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adenoma

[ad-n-oh-muh] /ˌæd nˈoʊ mə/
noun, plural adenomas, adenomata
[ad-n-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌæd nˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland.
2.
a benign tumor of glandlike structure.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; < Neo-Latin; see aden-, -oma
Related forms
adenomatous
[ad-n-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-] /ˌæd nˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adenomata

adenoma

/ˌædɪˈnəʊmə/
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
1.
a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
2.
a tumour having a glandlike structure
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adenomata in Medicine

adenoma ad·e·no·ma (ād'n-ō'mə)
n. pl. ad·e·no·mas or ad·e·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign epithelial tumor having a glandular origin and structure.

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