dermoid cyst


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.dermoid dermoid tumor

Nearby words

  1. dermo-,
  2. dermoblast,
  3. dermographia,
  4. dermographism,
  5. dermoid,
  6. dermoid tumor,
  7. dermoidectomy,
  8. dermopathy,
  9. dermoplasty,
  10. dermopteran

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