- Carcinoma at a preclinical or preinvasive stage, detectable only by histologic examination.
- A carcinoma that measures less than a certain size (1 cm) when first detected; maximum sizes, associated with a more favorable prognosis, vary with the type of tumor.
[micro- + carcinoma]
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