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Inspection of the skin, usually with the aid of a lens or by epiluminescence microscopy, (q.v.).
[dermato- + G. skopeō, to view]


The examination of the skin surface using a dermoscope.


(der?ma-tos'ko-pe) [ dermato- + -scopy]
Inspection with a dermatoscope of a pigmented skin lesion to determine malignancy.
Synonym: epiluminescence microscopy
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