from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A benign epithelial tumor having a glandular origin and structure.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A benign tumor of a glandlike structure; morbid enlargement of a gland.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tumor presenting the characteristics of the gland from which it springs; a tumor originating in a gland, and presenting the general character of racemose or of tubular glands. Also called adenocele.

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  • n. a benign epithelial tumor of glandular origin


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From Ancient Greek  (aden, "gland") +  (oma, "tumor")


  • If another mutation allows this ensemble of cheats to grow, it could give rise to what is called an adenoma.


  • Colon cancer in humans also underwent graded and discrete changes in its progression, from a noninvasive premalignant lesion called an adenoma to the highly invasive terminal stage called an invasive carcinoma.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Fetal adenoma, which is a formation of gland tissue from the remains of fetal structures in the gland; 3.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • There is reason to believe that the tumours of the parotid previously described as adenoma, chondroma, angioma, myxoma, and many of the cases of sarcoma, were really mixed tumours in which one or other of these tissues predominated.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Hyperthyroidism is caused by a benign tumor of the thyroid gland called an adenoma.

    The Seattle Times

  • Separately, they showed no effect on premalignant polyps called adenoma cells, causing programmed cell suicide know as apoptosis.


  • … Tuberous sclerosis, (meaning hard potatoes), is a rare genetic disorder primarily characterized by a triad of seizures, mental retardation, and skin lesions (called adenoma sebaceum).

    Find Me A Cure

  • Title: Physical activity and risk of colon adenoma: a meta-analysis

    Mammogram: Heart Predictor?

  • MEN2A is diagnosed clinically by the occurrence of two or more endocrine cancers (specifically medullary cancer of the thyroid, pheochromocytoma, and parathyroid adenoma/hyperplasia) in a person or in close relatives (such as a parent or sibling).

    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2

  • FMTC is diagnosed in families with four or more cases of MTC in the absence of pheochromocytoma or parathyroid adenoma or hyperplasia, and is considered a variant of MEN2A.

    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2


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