squamous cell n.
A flat, scalelike epithelial cell.
noun, Pathology. 1. a carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium in the skin and sometimes in the mucous membranes. squamous cell carcinoma n. A carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium and is the most common form of skin cancer. Also called cancroid, epidermoid carcinoma. squamous cell carcinoma (skwā’məs, skwä’-) Any of various carcinomas that arise […]
noun, Biology. 1. epithelium consisting of one or more layers of scalelike cells.
- Squamous epithemlium
squamous epithemlium n. Epithelium consisting of one or more cell layers, the most superficial of which is composed of flat, scalelike or platelike cells.
- Squamous metaplasia
squamous metaplasia n. See epidermalization.