keratin pearl

n.

A focus of central keratinization found within concentric layers of abnormal squamous cells, occurring in squamous cell carcinoma.epithelial pearl

Nearby words

  1. keratan sulfate,
  2. keratectasia,
  3. keratectomy,
  4. keratic,
  5. keratin,
  6. keratinase,
  7. keratinization,
  8. keratinize,
  9. keratinocyte,
  10. keratinosome


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