Definition of adenocarcinoma in English:

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adenocarcinoma

Pronunciation: /ˌadɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə/

noun (plural adenocarcinomas or adenocarcinomata /ˌadɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmətə/)

Medicine
A malignant tumour 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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