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ADENOCARCINOMA (adenocarcinomata)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does adenocarcinoma mean? 

  The noun ADENOCARCINOMA has 1 sense:

1. malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

  Familiarity information: ADENOCARCINOMA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium

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Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


adenocarcinoma; glandular cancer; glandular carcinoma

Hypernyms ("adenocarcinoma" is a kind of...):

carcinoma (any malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue; one of the four major types of cancer)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "adenocarcinoma"):

prostate cancer; prostatic adenocarcinoma (cancer of the prostate gland)

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