adeno-, aden-, adeni-
(Greek: gland or glands, glandular [from “acorn”])
adenocele (s) (noun), adenoceles (pl)
An adenomatous cystic tumor; cystadenoma, hidrocystoma: An adenocele is a cystic tumor that might develop or grow in the glands.
adenocellulitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation of a gland and the tissue around it: The obsolete term adenocellulitis refers to the swelling and soreness of a lymph node and the adjacent connective tissue.
adenochondroma (s) (noun), adenochondromas (pl)
A tumor containing both adenomatous and chondromatous elements: An adenochondroma is a hamartoma, a benign mass of disorganised tissue, containing cartilaginous and glandular substances.
adenocyst (s) (noun), adenocysts (pl)
Adenocystoma: A adenocyst is a tumor of cystic nature which is created from a gland.
adenocystoma (s) (noun), adenocystomas (pl)
Adenoma in which the neoplastic glandular epithelium forms cysts: An adenocystoma is a benign tumor which is created in a secretory gland and consists of cystic cavities.
adenocyte (s) (noun), adenocytes (pl)
A secretory cell of a gland: Adenocyte refers to the cell in a gland that produces secretions or sebum.
adenodiastasis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Separation or ectopia of glands or glandular tissue from their usual anatomical sites: Examples of adenodiastasis can be the pancreatic glands in the wall of the small intestine, or the gastric glands in the wall of the esophagus.
adenodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
A painful gland; adenalgia: Adenodynia is an old-fashioned word referring to an irritation, tenderness, or soreness in a gland or glands.
adenoepithelioma (s) (noun), adenoepitheliomas (pl)
Obsolete term for an epithelioma containing glandular elements: An adenoepithelioma is a tumor that has been formed in the epithelium, the membranous tissue covering most of the internal and external surfaces of a person's body.
adenofibroma (s) (noun), adenofibromas; adenofibromata (pl)
A tumor composed of connective tissue containing glandular structures: An adenofibroma is a benign neoplasm composed of glandular and fibrous tissues, with a relatively large proportion of glands.
adenofibrosis (s) (noun), adenofibroses (pl)
Fibroid change in a gland: An adenofibrosis can be a nodular, benign breast lesion or a benign nodular microscopic lesion of the prostate.
adenogenous (adjective) (not comparable)
Originating from glandular tissue: Karen learned that something, like a tumor, can be adenogenous in that it can emerge or be formed in the tissues of a gland.
adenography (s) (noun) (no pl)
The science of medicine dealing with the glands: June was interested in the human body and decided to go deeper into the field of adenography and read all the written descriptions of the glandular systems. She also informed herself of the roentgenography of glands.
adenohypersthenia (s) (noun) (no pl)
The condition of abnormally great glandular activity; hypersecretion: Adenohypersthenia is an obsolete word for the excessive production of secretion by the glands.
adenohypophysis (s) (noun), adenohypophyses (pl)
A pea-size gland anterior to the neurohypophysis, caudal to the hypothalamus, and sits in the medial aspect of the brain: The blood supply of the adenohypophysis is the hypophyseal artery and this gland secretes hormones into the hypophyseal vein.