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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



fatty-replaced breast tissue  listen  (FA-tee-reh-PLAYST brest TIH-shoo)

  A term used in mammography that refers to the replacement of breast tissue with fatty tissue. This commonly occurs as a woman ages.