[ ad-n-oh-muh ]
/ ˌæd nˈoʊ mə /

noun, plural ad·e·no·mas, ad·e·no·ma·ta [ad-n-oh-muh-tuh] /ˌæd nˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

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


ad·e·nom·a·tous [ad-n-om-uh-tuh s, -oh-muh-] /ˌæd nˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for adenoma

  • The innocent forms are the papilloma and the adenoma; the malignant, the carcinoma or cancer.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • As it resembles an adenoma in structure it is sometimes described as a malignant adenoma.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for adenoma

/ (ˌædɪˈnəʊmə) /

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
a tumour having a glandlike structure
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Medicine definitions for adenoma

[ ăd′n-ōmə ]

n. pl. ad•e•no•mas

A benign epithelial tumor having a glandular origin and structure.
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