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Bowen's disease

noun Bow·en's disease \ ˈbō-ənz- \

medical Definition of Bowen's disease

: a precancerous lesion of the skin or mucous membranes characterized by small solid elevations covered by thickened horny tissue

Biographical Note for bowen's disease

  • Bowen, John Templeton (1857–1941), American dermatologist. In 1912 Bowen published the first description of the dermatosis which now bears his name.

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