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squamous cell carcinoma

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noun Pathology.

a carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium in the skin and sometimes in the mucous membranes.

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Medical definitions for squamous cell carcinoma

squamous cell carcinoma

n.

A carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium and is the most common form of skin cancer.cancroid epidermoid carcinoma
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Scientific definitions for squamous cell carcinoma

squamous cell carcinoma
[ skwāməs, skwä- ]

Any of various carcinomas that arise from a kind of flat, scaly epithelial cell, found in organs such as the skin, cervix, oral cavity, larynx, and vulva. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is associated with sun exposure.
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