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 of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
a tumour having a glandlike structure

adenoma ad·e·no·ma (ād’n-ō’mə)
n. pl. ad·e·no·mas or ad·e·no·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
A benign epithelial tumor having a glandular origin and structure.

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