Definition of adenocarcinoma in English:

adenocarcinoma

noun

Medicine
  • A malignant tumour formed from glandular structures in epithelial tissue.

    • ‘The nonsalivary tumours can be divided into low-grade adenocarcinomas and intestinal type adenocarcinomas.’
    • ‘Clinically, 90% of pancreatic tumours are malignant ductal adenocarcinomas, and most of this article concentrates on this disease.’
    • ‘Most of the experimental mammary tumors are malignant, specifically adenocarcinomas.’
    • ‘The rarer types of bladder cancer include squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas, which have a different cell structure.’
    • ‘Ninety-five percent of all malignant gastric tumors are adenocarcinomas; the remaining 5 percent include lymphomas, stromal tumors, and other rare tumors.’

Pronunciation:

adenocarcinoma

/ˌadɪnəʊˌkɑːsɪˈnəʊmə/