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Definition of Adeno-

Adeno-: Prefix referring to a gland, as in adenoma and adenopathy. From the Greek aden meaning originally "an acorn" and later "a gland" in the form of an acorn. Before a vowel, adeno- becomes aden-, as in adenitis (inflammation of a gland).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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