epidermoid

adjective

epi·​der·​moid ˌe-pə-ˈdər-ˌmȯid How to pronounce epidermoid (audio)
: resembling epidermis or epidermal cells : made up of elements like those of epidermis
an epidermoid cyst

Examples of epidermoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An infected epidermoid cyst An epidermoid cyst is a non-cancerous bump that can show up pretty much anywhere on your skin, including your belly button, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, 23 Feb. 2019 The gruesome 7-minute video showcases Lee going in on a patient's neck who has an epidermoid cyst, a growth that at first glance, is honestly barely visible to the naked eye. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, 20 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epidermoid was in 1836

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“Epidermoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epidermoid. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

epidermoid

adjective
epi·​der·​moid -ˈdər-ˌmȯid How to pronounce epidermoid (audio)
: resembling epidermis or epidermal cells : made up of elements like those of epidermis
epidermoid cancer of the lung
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