radial growth phase

n.

The early pattern of growth of cutaneous malignant melanoma in which tumor cells spread laterally into the epidermis.

Nearby words

  1. rafferty,
  2. rafferty rules,
  3. raffia,
  4. raffia palm,
  5. raffinate,
  6. raffish,
  7. raffishly,
  8. raffle,
  9. raffles,
  10. rafflesia


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