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adenocarcinoma

[ ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh ]
/ 藢忙d n o蕣藢k蓱r s蓹藞no蕣 m蓹 /
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noun, plural ad路e路no路car路ci路no路mas, ad路e路no路car路ci路no路ma路ta [ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-noh-muh-tuh]. /藢忙d n o蕣藢k蓱r s蓹藞no蕣 m蓹 t蓹/. 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鈥90; adeno- + carcinoma

OTHER WORDS FROM adenocarcinoma

ad路e路no路car路ci路nom路a路tous [ad-n-oh-kahr-suh-nom-uh-tuhs, -noh-muh-], /藢忙d n o蕣藢k蓱r s蓹藞n蓲m 蓹 t蓹s, -藞no蕣 m蓹-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adenocarcinoma

adenocarcinoma
/ (藢忙d瑟n蓹蕣藢k蓱藧s瑟藞n蓹蕣m蓹) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-m蓹t蓹)
a malignant tumour originating in glandular tissue
a malignant tumour with a glandlike structure
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for adenocarcinoma

adenocarcinoma
[ 膬d鈥瞡-艒-k盲r鈥瞫蓹-n艒m蓹 ]

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