pseudotubular degeneration

pseu·do·tu·bu·lar de·gen·er·a·tion

obsolete term for a form of degeneration observed in adrenal glands, especially those of patients with febrile infectious disease; the shrunken, lipid-depleted cells of the zona fasciculata (and sometimes the zona glomerulosa) are arranged in a circular pattern about spaces that may be empty or partly filled with fibrin, necrotic cells, or amorphous material.