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Medical Term:

mucocele

Pronunciation: myu'ko-sel

Definition: A retention cyst of the salivary gland, lacrimal sac, paranasal sinuses, appendix, gallbladder, or other site.

Synonym(s): mucous cyst

[muco- + G. kele, tumor, hernia]

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