squamous cell

noun

: a cell of or derived from squamous epithelium

Examples of squamous cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the two most common types of skin cancer, followed by melanoma, the most deadly skin cancer. Drs. Kate Oberlin, Keyvan Nouri and Lawrence Schachner, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Tanning beds are directly linked to skin cancer, increasing the risk of the two most common types (squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma), along with increasing the chances of developing melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Korin Miller, Health, 26 Jan. 2024 In addition to helping spot melanoma, which is the most deadly form of skin cancer, the device can also assess moles for basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 17 Jan. 2024 Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of vulva that wanted to be a puppy. Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 In February 2021, Shaw-James, a 70-year-old retired nurse, was diagnosed with stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma of the rectum. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 24 July 2023 There are four types of abnormal Pap smear results: Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS). Elizabeth Boskey, Verywell Health, 27 June 2023 Cumulative sun exposure causes basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, while sun exposure and genetics can cause melanoma.18 Check your moles for changes and keep an eye out for new ones, as moles can be a risk factor for melanoma. Madeleine Burry, Health, 28 Feb. 2024 Other types of skin cancer (basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma), while less deadly, can cause serious health issues and result in surgeries and disfiguring scars. Keyvan Nouri, M.d., Jessica Cervantes and John Tsatalis, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of squamous cell was in 1907

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“Squamous cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squamous%20cell. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

squamous cell

noun
: a cell of or derived from squamous epithelium
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