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A solid or fluid-filled tumour formed by hyperplasia or neoplasia of glandular tissue. In later use also: an enlarged, fluid-filled lymph node.
Mid 19th century. From ancient Greek ἀδήν gland + -o- + ancient Greek κήλη tumour; coined by J. Birkett.
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