< /ˌæd nˈoʊ mə tə/. Pathology.

  1. a benign tumor originating in a secretory gland.
  2. a benign tumor of glandlike structure.

noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)

  1. a tumour, usually benign, occurring in glandular tissue
  2. a tumour having a glandlike structure


  1. Of or relating to adenoma.
  2. Of or relating to various types of glandular hyperplasia.

n. pl. ad•e•no•mas

  1. A benign epithelial tumor having a glandular origin and structure.

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