apocrine metaplasia

n.

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

Nearby words

  1. apocrine,
  2. apocrine adenoma,
  3. apocrine carcinoma,
  4. apocrine chromesthesia,
  5. apocrine gland,
  6. apocrine sweat gland,
  7. apocrypha,
  8. apocryphal,
  9. apocryphal gospels,
  10. apocynaceous


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