Skip to Content
Medical Term:

epidermoid cyst


Definition: a spheric, unilocular cyst of the dermis, composed of encysted keratin and sebum; the cyst is lined by a keratinizing epithelium resembling the epidermis derived from the follicular infundibulum.

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.