adenoacanthoma


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adenoacanthoma

 [ad″ĕ-no-ak″an-tho´mah]
adenocarcinoma in which some of the cells exhibit squamous differentiation.

ad·e·no·ac·an·tho·ma

(ad'ĕ-nō-ak'an-thō'mă),
A malignant neoplasm consisting chiefly of glandular epithelium (adenocarcinoma), usually well differentiated, with foci of squamous (or epidermoid) neoplastic cells.

adenoacanthoma

/ad·e·no·ac·an·tho·ma/ (ad″ĕ-no-ak″an-tho´mah) adenocarcinoma in which some of the cells exhibit squamous differentiation.

adenoacanthoma

[ad′ənō·ak′anthō′mə]
Etymology: Gk, aden + akantha, thorn, oma, tumor
a neoplasm that may be malignant or benign, derived from glandular tissue with squamous differentiation shown by some of the cells.

ad·e·no·ac·an·tho·ma

(ad'ĕ-nō-ak'an-thō'mă)
A malignant neoplasm consisting chiefly of glandular epithelium (adenocarcinoma), usually well differentiated, with foci of metaplasia to squamous (or epidermoid) neoplastic cells.
Synonym(s): adenoid squamous cell carcinoma.

adenoacanthoma

A type of cancer (an ADENOCARCINOMA) affecting the lining of the womb (ENDOMETRIUM), in which the normally columnar cells are replaced by flattened (SQUAMOUS) cells.