- basal cell carcinoma
- A type of skin cancer that arises from the basal cells, small round cells found in the lower part (or base) of the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin.
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Basal-cell carcinoma — Classification and external resources A basal cell carcinoma ICD 10 C44 (ILDS C44.L21) ICD 9 … Wikipedia
basal-cell carcinoma — n a skin cancer derived from and preserving the form of the basal cells of the skin … Medical dictionary
Basal cell carcinoma — Infobox Disease Name = Basal cell carcinoma Caption = DiseasesDB = 1264 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|173 ICDO = 8090/3 8093/3 OMIM = 605462 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 214 MeshID = D002280 Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin… … Wikipedia
basal cell carcinoma — (BCC) the commonest form of skin cancer. Although classified as a malignant tumour, it grows very slowly. BCC usually occurs on the central area of the face, especially in fair skinned people; the prevalence increases greatly with exposure to… … Medical dictionary
basal cell carcinoma — BCC the commonest form of skin cancer. Although classified as a malignant tumour, it grows very slowly. BCC usually occurs on the central area of the face, especially in fair skinned people; the prevalence increases greatly with exposure to… … The new mediacal dictionary
basal cell carcinoma — noun a cancer of the deep layers of the skin, caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight, and occurring as a shiny, rounded lump that may change in size and colour. Compare squamous cell carcinoma. Also, BCC … Australian English dictionary
basal cell carcinoma — (= BCC; rodent ulcer) Common carcinoma derived from the basal cells of the epidermis. Often a consequence of exposure to sunlight and much more common in those with fair skin; rarely metastasises … Dictionary of molecular biology
basal cell carcinoma — ba′sal cell carcino′ma n. pat a common and usu. curable skin cancer that arises from basal cells of the epithelium … From formal English to slang
basal cell carcinoma — the most common form of skin cancer, consisting of an epithelial tumor of the skin originating from neoplastic differentiation of basal cells; many patients have histories of exposure to ionizing radiation, and less often of arsenic poisoning.… … Medical dictionary
Basal cell carcinoma — n. BCC, common form of skin cancer malignant tumor (usually doesn t metastasizes) in which the cancer cells look like the basal cells of the epidermis and is found on the face and neck where the skin is exposed to ultraviolet sunlight (it appears … English contemporary dictionary