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Pronunciation: trik'o-ep'i-the'le-o'ma

Definition: Multiple small benign nodules, occurring mostly on the skin of the face, derived from basal cells of hair follicles enclosing small keratin cysts; autosomal dominant inheritance.

Synonym(s): Brooke tumor, epithelioma adenoides cysticum, hereditary multiple trichoepithelioma

[tricho- + epithelioma]

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