Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Composed of or resembling epidermal tissue: epidermoid carcinoma.

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to or composed of epidermal tissue

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Like epidermis; pertaining to the epidermis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as epidermatoid, 2.
  • n. A tumor composed of cells resembling those of, or derived from, the epidermis.

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Examples

  • These ones are called epidermoid cysts, and they may occur alone.

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  • There, the doctors diagnosed Lacks with stage I epidermoid carcinoma of the cervix, which would require her to have radiation treatments a few times a month.

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  • If you guessed that it was also an epidermoid tumor, you get double credit.

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  • When he thumbed the power switch woven into the back, the opaque epidermoid sprang to life.

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  • With each subsequent failed request, the epidermoid was able to build greater density into the constantly metamorphosing mask.

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  • Dermoid cysts of the ovary may consist only of a wall of connective tissue lined with epidermis and containing distinctly epidermic scales which, however, may be rolled up in firm masses of a more or less soapy consistency; this variety is called by Orth epidermoid cyst; or, according to Warren, a form of cyst made up of skin containing small and ill-defined papillæ, but rich in hair follicles and sebaceous glands.

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  • Orth epidermoid cyst; or, according to Warren, a form of cyst made up of skin containing small and ill-defined papillae, but rich in hair follicles and sebaceous glands.

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  • Only Palestinians can create a new Palestine. epidermoid 15 September 2011 9:50AM

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  • H/E and Toluidin blue staining shows acanthosis, hyperkeratosis, spongiosis, epidermoid cysts and massive infiltration of mast cells in the dermis of the N1N2K5 derived graft.

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  • Postnatal inactivation of Notch signaling in murine skin leads to hyperkeratinization of the epidermis, formation of epidermoid cysts in the dermis, and loss of subcutaneous fat.

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