adenoma

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ad·e·no·ma

 (ăd′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.

ad′e·nom′a·toid′ (ăd′n-ŏm′ə-toid′) adj.
ad′e·nom′a·tous (-ŏm′ə-təs) adj.

adenoma

(ˌædɪˈnəʊmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
1. (Pathology) a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
2. (Pathology) a tumour having a glandlike structure

ad•e•no•ma

(ˌæd nˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
1. a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland.
2. a benign tumor of glandlike structure.
[1865–70; < Greek adēn- (see adeno-) + -oma]
ad`e•nom′a•tous (-ˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-) adj.

adenoma

A tumor of a gland.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular originadenoma - a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin
fibroadenoma - benign and movable and firm and not tender tumor of the breast; common in young women and caused by high levels of estrogen
lymphadenoma - an abnormally enlarged lymph node
Translations

adenoma

n pl <-s or adenomata> (Med) → Adenom nt

adenoma

n adenoma m; villous — adenoma velloso
References in periodicals archive ?
In this paper, we reported a male patient who had acromegaly, probably secondary to a pituitary somatotroph adenoma but now has hypopituitarism with secondary adrenal insufficiency and hypopituitarism.
However, it should be noted that the existence of a pituitary adenoma, although strongly implies, does not confirm the diagnosis of a previous functioning somatotroph adenoma in this patient, as it was not biochemically confirmed.
Even variants derived from a single cell type can be distinguished; for example, the subtypes of somatotroph adenomas are conveniently recognized with the application of keratin stains because sparsely granulated somatotroph adenomas are characterized by scant GH immunoreactivity and conspicuous fibrous bodies that are stained by the CAM 5.