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noun, Pathology.
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 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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