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skin tag

 

Definition:

  1. a polypoid outgrowth of both epidermis and dermal fibrovascular tissue;
  2. embryology a skin-covered projection that may or may not contain cartilage; typically located in a line between the tragus of the ear and the corner of the mouth and associated with external ear anomalies.

Synonym(s): acrochordon, fibroepithelial polyp, fibroma molle, papilloma molle, soft papilloma

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