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[ad-n-oh-muh] /ˌæd nˈoʊ mə/
noun, plural adenomas, adenomata
[ad-n-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌæd nˈoʊ mə tə/ (Show IPA).
a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland.
a benign tumor of glandlike structure.
Origin of adenoma
From New Latin, dating back to 1865-70; See origin at aden-, -oma
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[ad-n-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-] /ˌæd nˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for adenoma
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  • As it resembles an adenoma in structure it is sometimes described as a malignant adenoma.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The innocent forms are the papilloma and the adenoma; the malignant, the carcinoma or cancer.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for adenoma


noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
a tumour having a glandlike structure
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adenoma 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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