dermoid cyst

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dermoid cyst n.
A benign tumor resulting from abnormal embryonic development, occurring in the skin or ovary, and consisting of displaced ectodermal structures along the lines of embryonic fusion. Also called dermoid, dermoid tumor.

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dermoid cyst

noun
a cystic tumor (usually benign) with a wall lined with epithelium and a cavity containing other material 
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