Definition of adenocarcinoma in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌad(ə)nōˌkärsəˈnōmə/

noun (plural adenocarcinomas or adenocarcinomata /-ˈnōmətə/)

A malignant tumor formed from glandular structures in epithelial tissue.
Example sentences
  • 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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