basal cell carcinoma

noun
a common and usually curable skin cancer that arises from epithelial cells and rarely metastasizes: often associated with overexposure to sunlight.
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Main Entry:  basal cell carcinoma
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a slow-growing malignant but usually non-metastasizing skin cancer, mainly occurring in sun-damaged skin of the elderly and fair-skinned; also called basal cell epithelioma, rodent ulcer
Usage:  medicine
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basal cell carcinoma n.
A slow-growing, locally invasive, but rarely metastasizing neoplasm of the skin derived from basal cells of the epidermis or hair follicles. Also called basal cell epithelioma.

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basal cell carcinoma   (bā'səl, -zəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A slow-growing neoplasm that is locally invasive but rarely metastasizes. It is derived from basal cells, the deepest layer of epithelial cells of the epidermis or hair follicles.
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Example sentences
Sure enough, the biopsy of her face revealed a basal cell carcinoma.
Basal cell carcinoma is a slow-growing form of skin cancer.
The hallmark of this disorder is the appearance of a type of skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma at or around puberty.
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