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microcarcinoma of the thyroid

Pronunciation: mi'kro-kar-si-no'ma thi'royd

Definition: microscopic papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, usually well encapsulated and measuring less than 5 mm in diameter.

Synonym(s): occult papillary carcinoma of the thyroid, papillary microcarcinoma

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