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nounPlural adenocarcinomas, Plural adenocarcinomataMedicine
A malignant tumor formed from glandular structures in epithelial tissue.
- ‘The nonsalivary tumours can be divided into low-grade adenocarcinomas and intestinal type 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.’
- ‘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.’
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