Definitions for adenomaˌæd nˈoʊ mə; -mə tə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ad•e•no•maˌæd nˈoʊ mə; -mə tə(n.)(pl.)-mas, -ma•ta

  1. a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland.

    Category: Pathology

  2. a benign tumor of glandlike structure.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of adenoma:

1865–70; < Gk adēn- (see adeno -) + -oma

ad`e•nom′a•tous-ˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. adenoma(noun)

    a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin


  1. adenoma(Noun)

    A benign tumour of the epithelium arising from or resembling a gland.


  1. Adenoma

    An adenoma is a benign tumor of glandular origin. Adenomas can grow from many organs including the colon, adrenal glands, pituitary gland, thyroid, prostate, etc. Although these growths are benign, over time they may progress to become malignant, at which point they are called adenocarcinomas. Even while benign, they have the potential to cause serious health complications by compressing other structures and by producing large amounts of hormones in an unregulated, non-feedback-dependent manner.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Adenoma

    A benign epithelial tumor with a glandular organization.


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