carcinoma that has material basis in abnormally proliferating cells, derives from epithelial cells, which originate in glandular tissue

Adenocarcinoma[1] (/ˌædɪnkɑːrsɪˈnmə/; plural adenocarcinomas or adenocarcinomata /ˌædɪnkɑːrsɪˈnmɪtə/) (AC) is a type of cancerous tumor that can happen in several parts of the body. It mainly happens in the glandular area.


  1. From adeno-, "gland" and karkin(o)-, "cancerous" and -oma, "tumor".