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noun Pathology.
  1. enlargement or disease of the glands, especially the lymphatic glands: a patient with prominent adenopathy.See also lymphadenopathy.
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Origin of adenopathy

First recorded in 1875–80; adeno- + -pathy
Related formsad·e·no·path·ic [ad-n-uh-path-ik] /ˌæd n əˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • This adenopathy is marked, discrete and painful, the glands often exquisitely tender on pressure.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

British Dictionary definitions for adenopathy


noun pathol
  1. enlargement of the lymph nodes
  2. enlargement of a gland
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adenopathy in Medicine


  1. Swelling or abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes.
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