a common and usually curable skin cancer that arises from epithelial cells and rarely metastasizes: often associated with overexposure to sunlight.
a slow-growing malignant but usually non-metastasizing skin cancer, mainly occurring in sun-damaged skin of the elderly and fair-skinned; also called basal cell epithelioma , rodent ulcer
basal cell carcinoma n.
A slow-growing, locally invasive, but rarely metastasizing neoplasm of the skin derived from basal cells of the epidermis or hair follicles. Also called basal cell epithelioma.
basal cell carcinoma
A slow-growing neoplasm that is locally invasive but rarely metastasizes. It is derived from basal cells, the deepest layer of epithelial cells of the epidermis or hair follicles.
- Basal cell
any cell situated at the base of a multilayered tissue, as at the lowest layer of the epidermis. Historical Examples The antheridium consists at first of a basal cell and a terminal one. Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany Douglas Houghton Campbell B, Formation of the first spore-mother-cell (sm), from the basal cell (a) of […]
- Basal cell epithelioma
noun See basal cell carcinoma
- Basal cell nevus
basal cell nevus basal cell nevus n. A hereditary disease characterized by lesions of the eyelids, nose, cheeks, neck, and axillae that are usually benign and that appear as uneroded papules histologically indistinguishable from basal cell epithelioma.
- Basal conglomerate
a conglomerate deposited on an erosion surface and constituting the bottom layer of a stratigraphic series.