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adenocarcinoma
n. cancer that originates in the cells that line the walls or inner surface of an organ of the body

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Adenocarcinoma
Adenocarcinoma (, "gland" and , "cancerous" and , "tumor") (; plural adenocarcinomas or adenocarcinomata ) is a type of cancerous tumor that can occur in several parts of the body. It is defined as  neoplasia of epithelial tissue that has glandular origin, glandular characteristics, or both. Adenocarcinomas are part of the larger grouping of carcinomas. Cancers that are adenocarcinomas are often usually called by more precise terms omitting the word, where these exist. Thus invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common form of breast cancer, is adenocarcinoma but does not use the term in its name, but esophageal adenocarcinoma does, to distinguish it from the other common type of esophageal cancer, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, which is not adenocarcinoma. Several of the most common forms of cancer are adenocarcinomas, and the various sorts of adenocarcinoma vary greatly in all their aspects, so that few useful generalizations can be made about them.

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adenocarcinoma

Noun
1. malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium
(synonym) glandular cancer, glandular carcinoma
(hypernym) carcinoma
(hyponym) prostate cancer, prostatic adenocarcinoma


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adenocarcinoma
nm. (Pathoogy) adenocarcinoma

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adenocarcinoma
nf. cancer that originates in the cells on the surface of inner organs


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