squamous cell carcinoma

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squamous cell carcinoma n.
A carcinoma that arises from squamous epithelium and is the most common form of skin cancer. Also called cancroid, epidermoid carcinoma.

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squamous cell carcinoma   (skwā'məs, skwä'-)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various carcinomas that arise from a kind of flat, scaly epithelial cell, found in organs such as the skin, cervix, oral cavity, larynx, and vulva. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is associated with sun exposure.
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