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com·e·do·car·ci·no·ma

(kō-mē'dō-kar'si-nō'mă),
Form of carcinoma of the breast or other organ in which plugs of necrotic malignant cells may be expressed from the ducts.

comedocarcinoma

[kom′idōkär′sinō′mə] pl. comedocarcinomas, comedocarcinomata
Etymology: L, comedere, to consume; Gk, karkinos, crab, oma, tumor
a malignant intraductal neoplasm of the breast, in which the central cells degenerate and may be easily expressed from the cut surface of the tumor. Growth confined to the mammary ducts carries a better prognosis than do invasive breast lesions.

com·e·do·car·ci·no·ma

(kom'ĕ-dō-kahr-si-nō'mă)
Form of carcinoma of the breast or other organ in which plugs of necrotic malignant cells may be expressed from the ducts.

comedocarcinoma

An ADENOCARCINOMA of the breast in which the milk ducts are filled with cancer cells forming COMEDO-like bodies.