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betel cancer

 

Definition: carcinoma of the mucous membrane of the cheek, observed in certain East Indian natives, probably as a result of irritation from chewing a preparation of betel nut and lime rolled within a betel leaf.

Synonym(s): buyo cheek cancer

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