vertical growth phase

n.

The late pattern of growth of cutaneous malignant melanoma in which tumor cells spread from the epidermis into the dermis.

Nearby words

  1. vertical envelopment,
  2. vertical farm,
  3. vertical file,
  4. vertical garden,
  5. vertical grouping,
  6. vertical lift bridge,
  7. vertical mobility,
  8. vertical muscle of tongue,
  9. vertical nystagmus,
  10. vertical overlap


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