squamous cell


Definition of squamous cell

: a cell of or derived from squamous epithelium

Examples of squamous cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Basal and squamous cell carcinomas, by far the most common types of skin cancer, can be extraordinarily disfiguring but are rarely fatal. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 The major risk factor for a squamous cell cancer is ultraviolet light. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 Oct. 2021 If not treated, these can turn into squamous cell cancers. Devon Abelman, Allure, 5 Aug. 2021 Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera revealed Thursday he has been diagnosed with squamous cell cancer of the neck, a team spokesman confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 21 Aug. 2020 According to the Mayo Clinic, squamous cell cancer is a form of skin cancer. oregonlive, 21 Aug. 2020 Rivera has squamous cell cancer of the neck and plans to continue to coach Washington while receiving treatment for the disease, ESPN and NFL Network reported. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 21 Aug. 2020 After a lip sunburn, precancerous inflammation called actinic cheilitis (AC) can develop, and that could lead to squamous cell cancer. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 2 July 2020 Cancer comes calling for Prine In early 1998, Prine was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer on the right side of his neck and had surgery and radiation therapy. Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, 8 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of squamous cell

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Squamous cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamous%20cell. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Medical Definition of squamous cell

: a cell of or derived from squamous epithelium


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