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Pronunciation: ep'i-the-le-o'ma


  1. An epithelial neoplasm or hamartoma of the skin, especially of skin appendage origin.
  2. Obsolete term for a carcinoma of the skin derived from squamous, basal, or adnexal cells.

[epithelium + G. -oma, tumor]

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