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adenoma

Pronunciation: ad′ĕ-nō′mă

Definition: A benign epithelial neoplasm in which the tumor cells form glands or glandlike structures; usually well circumscribed, tending to compress rather than infiltrate or invade adjacent tissue.

[adeno- + G. -oma, tumor]

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