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dermoid cyst Syllabification: der·moid cyst

Definition of dermoid cyst in English:


An abnormal growth (teratoma) containing epidermis, hair follicles, and sebaceous glands, derived from residual embryonic cells.
Example sentences
  • A computed tomography scan showed a large dermoid cyst within the muscle cone behind the left globe.
  • Occasionally a dermoid cyst or a may develop (sometimes called a benign mature cystic teratoma).
  • The dermoid cyst is formed from confused cells.
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