carcinoma

(redirected from acinar carcinoma)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to acinar carcinoma: adenoid cystic carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid carcinoma

carcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
..... Click the link for more information.
.

carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
References in periodicals archive ?
7,8) More careful assessment of prostatic acinar carcinomas to detect micropapillary features is warranted, and particular attention should specifically be rendered to prostate core biopsies, where this component may be underestimated and where correlation with the surgical resection may be unavailable.
One of the specimens was from a pleural fluid cell block, and morphologic features consistent with acinar carcinoma were seen.