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adenocarcinoma

[ ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh ]
/ ˌæd n oʊˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə /
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noun, plural ad·e·no·car·ci·no·mas, ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma·ta [ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh]. /ˌæd n oʊˌkɑr səˈnoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

a malignant tumor arising from secretory epithelium.
a malignant tumor of glandlike structure.

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Origin of adenocarcinoma

First recorded in 1885–90; adeno- + carcinoma

OTHER WORDS FROM adenocarcinoma

ad·e·no·car·ci·nom·a·tous [ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-nom-uh-tuhs, -noh-muh-], /ˌæd n oʊˌkɑr səˈnɒm ə təs, -ˈnoʊ mə-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adenocarcinoma

adenocarcinoma
/ (ˌædɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

a malignant tumour originating in glandular tissue
a malignant tumour with a glandlike structure
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Medical definitions for adenocarcinoma

adenocarcinoma
[ ăd′n-ō-kär′sə-nōmə ]

n.

A malignant tumor originating in the epithelial cells of glandular tissue and forming glandular structures.
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