- 1. A rarely used term for a more or less generalized glandular disease. 2. Glandular tissue in one or more sites in which it is not usually found.- fibrosing a. SYN: sclerosing a..- microglandular a. a. of the breast in which irregular clusters of small tubules are present in adipose or fibrous tissues, resembling tubular carcinoma but lacking stromal fibroblastic proliferation.- sclerosing a. a nodular, benign breast lesion occurring most frequently in relatively young women and consisting of hyperplastic distorted lobules of acinar tissue with increased collagenous stroma; the changes may be difficult to distinguish microscopically from carcinoma. Also, a benign nodular microscopic lesion of the prostate consisting of acimar tissue with increased stroma; the basal cell layer shows characteristic smooth muscle metaplasia. SYN: adenofibrosis, fibrosing adenomatosis, fibrosing a..
* * *ad·e·no·sis .ad-ən-'ō-səs n, pl -no·ses -.sēz a disease of glandular tissue esp one involving abnormal proliferation or occurrence of glandular tissue <vaginal \adenosis>
* * *n. (pl. adenoses)1. excessive growth or development of glands.2. any disease of a gland or glandlike structure, especially of a lymph node.
* * *ad·e·no·sis (ad″ə-noґsis) 1. any disease of the glands. 2. the abnormal development or formation of glandular tissue.
Medical dictionary. 2011.