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Medical Term:

calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor


Definition: a benign epithelial odontogenic neoplasm derived from the stratum intermedium of the enamel organ; a painless, slowly growing, mixed radiolucent-radiopaque lesion characterized histologically by cords of polyhedral epithelial cells, deposits of amyloid, and spherical calcifications.

Synonym(s): Pindborg tumor

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