epi·​der·​moid | \ ˌe-pə-ˈdər-ˌmȯid How to pronounce epidermoid (audio) \

Definition of epidermoid

: 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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First Known Use of epidermoid

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Epidermoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epidermoid. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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epi·​der·​moid | \ -ˈdər-ˌmȯid How to pronounce epidermoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of epidermoid

: resembling epidermis or epidermal cells : made up of elements like those of epidermis epidermoid cancer of the lung


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