aplasia cutis congenita

[kyōōtĭs kən-jĕnĭ-tə]


The congenital absence or deficiency of a localized area of skin, usually on the scalp, with the base of the defect covered by a thin translucent membrane.

Nearby words

  1. aplanetic,
  2. aplanogamete,
  3. aplanospore,
  4. aplasia,
  5. aplasia axialis extracorticalis,
  6. aplastic,
  7. aplastic anemia,
  8. aplastic lymph,
  9. aplenty,
  10. aplite

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