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Bowen disease

Pronunciation: bo'wen

Definition: a form of intraepidermal carcinoma characterized by the development of slowly enlarging pinkish or brownish papules or eroded plaques covered with a thickened horny layer; microscopically, there is dyskeratosis with large round epidermal cells with large nuclei and pale-staining cytoplasm which are scattered through all levels of the epidermis.

Synonym(s): Bowen precancerous dermatosis

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