adeno-, aden-, adeni-

(Greek: gland or glands, glandular [from “acorn”])

adenohypophysis
A pea-size gland anterior to the neurohypophysis, caudal to the hypothalamus, and sits in the medial aspect of the brain. Its blood supply is the hypophyseal artery, and it secretes hormones into the hypophyseal vein.
adenohypophysitis
Inflammatory reaction or sepsis affecting the anterior pituitary gland, often related to pregnancy.
adenoid
Resembling a gland; when used in the plural, adenoids, they refer to lymphoid tissue that normally exists in the nasopharynx of children and is known in medicine as the pharyngeal tonsil.
adenoidectomy
An operation to cut out the adenoids.
adenoiditis
Inflammation of the adenoid tissue of the nasopharynx.
adenoids
Resembling or like glands; growth of lymphoid tissue in the upper part of the throat, behind the nose (they can swell up and obstruct breathing and speaking).
adenolipoma
A benign neoplasm composed of glandular and adipose tissues.
adenolipomatosis
A condition characterized by development of multiple adenolipomas.
adenological
Of or pertaining to adenology; dealing with the structure of the glands.
adenology (s) (noun)
That part of physiology that deals with the various aspects of glands.
adenoma
1. A benign tumor of glandular origin or with a gland-like cell arrangement.
2. A benign tumor with the structure or appearance of a gland or originating in a gland.
adenomalacia
Abnormal softening of a gland.
adenomatoid
Resembling an adenoma.
adenomatosis
A condition characterized by multiple glandular overgrowths.
adenomatous
Relating to an adenoma, and to some types of glandular hyperplasia.