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Medical Term:

basal cell carcinoma


a slow-growing, invasive, but usually nonmetastasizing neoplasm recapitulating normal basal cells of the epidermis or hair follicles, most commonly arising in sun-damaged skin of the elderly and fair-skinned.

Synonym(s): basal cell epithelioma

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