adenosis

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adenosis

 [ad″ĕ-no´sis]
1. any disease of a gland.
2. abnormal development of a gland.

ad·e·no·sis

(ad-ĕ-nō'sis),
1. A rarely used term for a generalized glandular disease.
2. Glandular tissue in one or more sites in which it is not usually found.

adenosis

(ăd′n-ō′sĭs)
n. pl. adeno·ses (-sēz′)
A disease of a gland, especially one marked by the abnormal formation or enlargement of glandular tissue.

adenosis

Breast
Any hyperplastic process which primarily involves the glands of the breast.
 
Gynaecology
The presence of columnar epithelium in the vaginal fornices or vagina, which is often associated with prenatal exposure to DES.

Prostate
A lesion characterised by a well-circumscribed proliferation of benign glands, which is of clinical interest as certain histologic features—e.g., infiltrative growth pattern, single cells, prominent nucleoli, and mitoses—mimic low-grade adenocarcinoma.

adenosis

Breast Any hyperplastic process that primarily involves the glands of the breast. See Blunt duct adenosis, Sclerosing adenosis.

ad·e·no·sis

(ad'ĕ-nō'sis)
1. A more-or-less generalized glandular disease.
2. Glandular tissue in one or more sites in which it is not usually found.

adenosis

Excessive growth of GLANDS. The term is also used for any disease of glands.

ad·e·no·sis

(ad'ĕ-nō'sis)
Glandular tissue in sites in which it is not usually found.