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a malignant tumor arising from secretory epithelium.
a malignant tumor of glandlike structure.
noun (pl) -mas, -mata (-mətə)
a malignant tumour originating in glandular tissue
a malignant tumour with a glandlike structure

adenocarcinoma ad·e·no·car·ci·no·ma (ād’n-ō-kär’sə-nō’mə)
A malignant tumor originating in the epithelial cells of glandular tissue and forming glandular structures.


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