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Bowen's disease

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noun Bow·en's disease \ˈbō-ənz-\

Medical Definition of Bowen's disease

  1. :  a precancerous lesion of the skin or mucous membranes characterized by small solid elevations covered by thickened horny tissue



Biographical Note for bowen's disease

Bowen

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John Templeton

(1857–1941), American dermatologist. In 1912 Bowen published the first description of the dermatosis which now bears his name.


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