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Medical Term:

nasopharyngeal carcinoma

 

Definition: a squamous cell carcinoma arising from the surface epithelium of the nasopharynx; three histologic variants are recognized: keratinizing, nonkeratinizing, and undifferentiated carcinoma.

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