carcinoma

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carcinoma:

see neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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carcinoma

[‚kärs·ən′ō·mə]
(medicine)
A malignant epithelial tumor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

carcinoma

Pathol
1. any malignant tumour derived from epithelial tissue
2. another name for cancer
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between epithelial cadherin (E-cadherin) expression in Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of skin. The sampling was performed by simple method and involved all patients that met the entry criteria to the study.
BCC is leading carcinoma of skin, an invasive, rarely metastasizing, stroma-dependent tumor whose epithelial component is derived from pleuripotent epidermal cells and mesodermal component is specific and integral for tumor development.

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