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
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.
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.
- Squamous metaplasia of amnion
squamous metaplasia of amnion n. See amnion nodosum.