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View in Spanish: Reemplazo de tejido mamario con tejido graso

Fatty-replaced breast tissue (FA-tee-rih-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.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.