apocrine adenoma n.
See papillary hidradenoma.
- Apocrine chromesthesia
apocrine chromesthesia apocrine chromesthesia n. The excretion of colored sweat, usually black, from apocrine glands of the face.
- Apocrine carcinoma
apocrine carcinoma apocrine carcinoma n. A carcinoma composed predominantly of anaplastic cells resembling those of apocrine epithelium, often found in the breast. A carcinoma of the apocrine glands.
- Apocrine gland
apocrine gland apocrine gland n. A coiled, tubular gland whose secretory cells accumulate their products on their apical surfaces that are then pinched off to become the secretion, as in the mammary glands. Apocrine sweat gland.
- Apocrine metaplasia
apocrine metaplasia apocrine metaplasia n. Transformation of acinar epithelium of breast tissue to resemble apocrine sweat glands, as in fibrocystic disease of the breast.