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epidermal cyst


Definition: a cyst formed of a mass of epidermal cells that, as a result of trauma, has been pushed beneath the epidermis; the cyst is lined with stratified squamous epithelium and contains concentric layers of keratin.

Synonym(s): implantation cyst, inclusion cyst1, inclusion dermoid

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