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dermoid

 [der´moid]
1. skinlike.
2. a dermoid cyst.
dermoid cyst
1. a tumor of developmental origin consisting of a fibrous wall lined with stratified epithelium and containing hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, nerve elements, and teeth; a teratoma. When these cysts occur in the ovary they may present no symptoms, but their long pedicles may cause twisting, resulting in acute abdominal pain. Treatment is surgical removal.
2. a benign teratoma of the ovary, found usually in young women, typically filled with sebaceous material and hair.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

der·ma·toid

(der'mă-toyd),
1. Resembling skin. Synonym(s): dermoid (1)
2. Synonym(s): dermal
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dermoid

(dûr′moid′)
adj.
Dermatoid.
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der·ma·toid

(dĕr'mă-toyd)
1. Resembling skin.
Synonym(s): dermoid (1) .
2. Synonym(s): dermal.

der·moid cyst

(dĕr'moyd sist)
A tumor consisting of displaced ectodermal structures along lines of embryonic fusion, the wall being formed of epithelium-lined connective tissue, including skin appendages and containing keratin, sebum, teeth, and hair.
Synonym(s): dermoid tumor, dermoid (2) .
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Dermoid

A skin-like benign growth that may appear on the ovary and resemble a cyst.
Mentioned in: Ovarian Cysts
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