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Medical Term:

mucoepidermoid carcinoma


Definition: most commonly a salivary gland carcinoma of low grade malignancy composed of mucous, epidermoid, and intermediate cells, with mucous cells abundant only in low-grade carcinoma; recurrence is frequent, and high-grade carcinomas metastasize to cervical nodes.

Synonym(s): mucoepidermoid tumor

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