Definition of adenocarcinoma in English:


Syllabification: ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌadn-ōˌkärsəˈnōmə

noun (plural adenocarcinomas or adenocarcinomata /-ˈnōmətə/)

  • A malignant tumor formed from glandular structures in epithelial tissue.
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    • Clinically, 90% of pancreatic tumours are malignant ductal adenocarcinomas, and most of this article concentrates on this disease.
    • Ninety-five percent of all malignant gastric tumors are adenocarcinomas; the remaining 5 percent include lymphomas, stromal tumors, and other rare tumors.
    • The nonsalivary tumours can be divided into low-grade adenocarcinomas and intestinal type adenocarcinomas.

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