• synonyms

apocrine metaplasia


Transformation of acinar epithelium of breast tissue to resemble apocrine sweat glands, as in fibrocystic disease of the breast.

Nearby words

apocrine, apocrine adenoma, apocrine carcinoma, apocrine chromesthesia, apocrine gland, apocrine metaplasia, apocrine sweat gland, apocrypha, apocryphal, apocryphal gospels, apocynaceous
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