the branch of medicine dealing with the development, structure, function, and diseases of glands.


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  • Adenolymphoma

    adenolymphoma adenolymphoma ad·e·no·lym·pho·ma (ād’n-ō-lĭm-fō’mə) n. A benign glandular tumor usually arising in the parotid gland and composed of two rows of eosinophilic epithelial cells with a lymphoid stroma. Also called papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum, Warthin’s tumor.

  • Adenolymphocele

    adenolymphocele adenolymphocele ad·e·no·lym·pho·cele (ād’n-ō-lĭm’fə-sēl’) n. Cystic dilation of a lymph node following obstruction of the efferent lymphatic vessels.

  • Adenolysis

    adenolysis adenolysis ad·e·nol·y·sis (ād’n-ŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. Destruction or dissolution of glandular tissue by enzymes.

  • Adenoma

    a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland. a benign tumor of glandlike structure. Historical Examples The innocent forms are the papilloma and the adenoma; the malignant, the carcinoma or cancer. Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles As it resembles an adenoma in structure it is sometimes described as a malignant adenoma. Manual […]

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