squamous odontogenic tumor


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squa·mous o·don·to·gen·ic tu·mor

a benign epithelial odontogenic tumor thought to arise from the epithelial cell rests of Malassez; appears clinically as a radiolucent lesion closely associated with the tooth root and histologically as islands of squamous epithelium enclosed by a peripheral layer of flattened cells.

squa·mous o·don·to·gen·ic tu·mor

(skwā'mŭs ō-don'tŏ-jen'ik tū'mŏr)
A benign epithelial tumor thought to arise from the epithelial cell rests of Malassez; appears clinically as a radiolucent lesion closely associated with the tooth root and histologically as islands of squamous epithelium enclosed by a peripheral layer of flattened cells.

squa·mous o·don·to·gen·ic tu·mor

(skwā'mŭs ō-don'tŏ-jen'ik tū'mŏr)
Benign epithelial odontogenic tumor thought to arise from the epithelial cell rests of Malassez; appears clinically as a radiolucent lesion closely associated with tooth root and histologically as islands of squamous epithelium enclosed by a peripheral layer of flattened cells.
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