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Pronunciation: ad′ĕ-nō-dī-as′tă-sis

Definition: Separation or ectopia of glands or glandular tissue from their usual anatomic sites, pancreatic glands in the wall of the small intestine, gastric glands in the wall of the esophagus.

[adeno- + G. diastasis, a separation]

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