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dermoid cyst

dermoid cyst in Medicine

dermoid cyst n.
A benign tumor resulting from abnormal embryonic development, occurring in the skin or ovary, and consisting of displaced ectodermal structures along the lines of embryonic fusion. Also called dermoid, dermoid tumor.

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  • If the external orifice becomes occluded, there results a dermoid cyst.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • A dermoid cyst is formed by an involution of the skin with a growth of hair on the inner wall of the sac.

    Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture

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