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Adenoid cystic carcinoma

adenoid cystic carcinoma

adenoid cystic carcinoma n.
A carcinoma characterized by large epithelial masses containing round glandlike spaces or cysts, frequently containing mucus, that are bordered by layers of epithelial cells. Also called cylindromatous carcinoma.


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