dermoid cyst


der·​moid cyst ˈdər-ˌmȯid- How to pronounce dermoid cyst (audio)
: a cystic tumor often of the ovary that contains skin and skin derivatives (such as hair or teeth)

called also dermoid

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 2018 the magazine Insider reported that a dermoid cyst the size of an orange was removed in 2017 from a young freelance writer named Calle Hack. Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dermoid cyst was in 1872

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“Dermoid cyst.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

dermoid cyst

: a cystic tumor often of the ovary that contains skin and skin derivatives (as hair or teeth)

called also dermoid

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