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small cell carcinoma



  1. an anaplastic carcinoma composed of small cells;
  2. an anaplastic, highly malignant, and usually bronchogenic carcinoma composed of small ovoid cells with very scanty cytoplasm.

Synonym(s): oat cell carcinoma

See Also: neuroendocrine carcinoma

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