adeno-, aden-, adeni-
(Greek: gland or glands, glandular [from “acorn”])
adenomere (s) (noun), adenomeres (pl)
The functional portion of a growing gland: The adenomere is the structural section in the parenchyma of a developing gland which then turns into the operating part of the organ.
adenomyosis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The ectopic occurrence or diffuse implantation of adenomatous tissue in muscle (usually smooth muscle); endometriosis: Adenomyosis can affect the uterine wall or the Fallopian tubes with endometrial tissues.
adenomyxoma (s) (noun), adenomyxomas (pl)
A tumor containing glandular tissue: An adenomyxoma is comprised not only of glandular tissue, but also of myxomatous or mucoid matter..
adenomyxosarcoma (s) (noun), adenomyxosarcomas (pl)
A tumor containing glandular and myxomatous components: An adenomyxosarcoma is a malignant tumor which is comprised of mucous and sarcomatous matter in addition to glandular elements.
adenoneural (adjective) (not comparable)
An obsolete term that relates to a gland and a nervous element: Dr. Hathaway explained that adrenoneural junctions referred to the connection of a gland with a nerve.
adenopathy (s) (noun), adenopathies (pl)
A swelling or morbid enlargement of the glands: An adenopathy can be any kind of glandular ailment, but especially applies to a puffiness and inflammation of the lymph nodes.
adenopharyngitis (s) (noun), adenopharyngitides (pl)
Inflammation of the adenoids and pharynx: Tony had a very sore throat and his doctor diagnosed his ailment as a case of adenopharyngitis which also affected his tonsils.
adenophlegmon (s) (noun), adenophlegmons (pl)
Acute inflammation of a gland: The obsolete term adenophlegmon relates to the soreness and swelling of the lymph nodes and the adjacent connective tissue.
adenophore (s) (noun), adenophores (pl)
In botany, a short stalk or pedicel which supports a nectar-gland: The adenophore is the part that holds up the glands which secrete honey or nectar.
adenophorous (adjective) (not comparable)
Referring to the production of glands. In zoology and in botany, the adenophorous process includes the gland-bearing activity in plants and in animals.
adenophyllous (noun) (not comparable)
In botany, bearing glands on leaves; glandular-leafed: Some adenophyllous plants have foliage that is studded with glands.
adenophyma (s) (noun), adenophymas (pl)
Obsolete term for any condition in which a gland or glandular organ is grossly enlarged as the result of inflammation: When Jane felt ill and was at Dr. Smart's office for an examination, he diagnosed her ailment as being an adenophyma, or the swelling of one of her glands.
adenosarcoma (s) (noun), adenosarcomas; adenosarcomata (pl)
A rather rare kind of malignant tumor containing both glandular and connective tissues: Adenosarcoma can occur in the uterus, cervix, and in the ovaries of women of all ages.
adenosclerosis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The hardening of a gland: The old-fashioned term adenosclerosis refers to the induration of the tissue of a gland or of a lymph node, being either benign and reactive or malignant.
adenose (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to a gland; adenous: Susan read in her biology book that some severe ailments in the organs of a person's body can be adenose, full of glands, or adenomatous.