epithelioma

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epithelioma

 [ep″ĭ-the″le-o´mah]
1. a neoplasm of epithelial origin, ranging from benign (adenoma and papilloma) to malignant (carcinoma).
2. the term is sometimes used loosely and incorrectly as a synonym for carcinoma. adj., adj epithelio´matous.
epithelioma adenoi´des cys´ticum trichoepithelioma.

ep·i·the·li·o·ma

(ep'i-thē-lē-ō'mă),
1. An epithelial neoplasm or hamartoma of the skin, especially of skin appendage origin.
2. Obsolete term for a carcinoma of the skin derived from squamous, basal, or adnexal cells.
[epithelium + G. -ōma, tumor]

epithelioma

(ĕp′ə-thē′lē-ō′mə)
n. pl. epithelio·mata (-mə-tə) or epithelio·mas
A benign or malignant tumor derived from epithelium.

ep′i·the′li·om′a·tous (-ŏm′ə-təs) adj.

ep·i·the·li·o·ma

(ep'i-thē'lē-ō'mă)
1. An epithelial neoplasm or hamartoma of the skin, especially of skin appendage origin.
2. A carcinoma of the skin derived from squamous, basal, or adnexal cells.
[epithelium + G. -ōma, tumor]

epithelioma

A cancer derived from EPITHELIUM. A carcinoma.

epithelioma

A tumour of epithelial cells, ranging from benign to malignant (e.g. carcinoma). Example: epithelioma of the conjunctival epithelium that begins near the limbus and spreads to the fornices and cornea. Treatment usually consists of excision, cryotherapy or both, or even enucleation if the tumour is very advanced.

ep·i·the·li·o·ma

(ep'i-thē'lē-ō'mă)
1. An epithelial neoplasm or hamartoma of the skin, especially of skin appendage origin.
2. A carcinoma of the skin derived from squamous, basal, or adnexal cells.
[epithelium + G. -ōma, tumor]