Medical Dictionary

Bowen's disease

noun Bow·en's disease \ˈbō-ənz-\

Medical Definition of BOWEN'S DISEASE

:  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, 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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