glandular tissue


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glandular tissue

Etymology: L, glandula, small gland; OFr, tissu
a group of epithelial secreting cells composing a definitive glandular organ, such as the thyroid.

glandular tissue

A group of epithelial cells capable of producing secretions.
See also: tissue
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A woman who has a large ratio of fat and small amount of glandular tissue will notice a more significant reduction in her breast size from dieting.
Classification of the different glands can be confusing and difficult because the different glandular tissues merge with each other.
If there is more glandular tissue, a white breast cancer is difficult to see against a white background.
From the age of 35 glandular tissue of the breasts is gradually replaced by fat.
They are part of a 'ring' of glandular tissue encircling the back of the throat.
Previously, we reported that 42% of patients had evidence of residual viable prostate glandular tissue on repeat biopsy.
This is an extra piece of tissue arising from the corner of the eye with a small piece of cartilage in the leading edge and also contains a small piece of glandular tissue.
Basically, glandular tissue may be subdivided into three phases, namely the epithelial cells (the tumour cells), the lumina, and the stroma, which together account for 100% of the tumour tissue.
Ectopic glandular tissue at the ampulla of Vater has been previously documented, more commonly of pancreatic origin (3).
Tumours arise in two types of glandular tissue in the breast, the outer "basal" cells and inner "luminal" cells.
The tonsils are two beds of glandular tissue situated at the back left and right sides of the throat, behind the tongue.