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Pertaining to a malignant tumor originating in glandular epithelium.
adenocarcinoma(ad?e-no-kar?sin-o'ma) [ adeno- + carcinoma]
A malignant tumor that originates in glandular tissues, e.g., the breast, the pancreas, or the prostate. Synonym: glandular carcinomaadenocarcinomatous (-mat-us), adjective
Adenocarcinoma in which the cells are in the shape of alveoli. Synonym: alveolar adenocarcinoma
alveolar adenocarcinomaAcinar adenocarcinoma.
A rare form of adenocarcinoma of the lung, resembling fetal lung tissue when examined microscopically. It consists of columnar cells that have a clear cytoplasm and oval nuclei.
adenocarcinoma in situAbbreviation: AIS
A localized cluster of malignant appearing cells found in a gland but not yet spreading outside the basement membrane of the gland.