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basal cell carcinoma

noun
  1. a common and usually curable skin cancer that arises from epithelial cells and rarely metastasizes: often associated with overexposure to sunlight.
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basal cell carcinoma in Medicine

basal cell carcinoma

n.
  1. A slow-growing, locally invasive, but rarely metastasizing neoplasm of the skin derived from basal cells of the epidermis or hair follicles.basal cell epithelioma
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basal cell carcinoma in Science

basal cell carcinoma

[bāsəl, -zəl]
  1. A slow-growing neoplasm that is locally invasive but rarely metastasizes. It is derived from basal cells, the deepest layer of epithelial cells of the epidermis or hair follicles.
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