Cancer cells


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cells once believed to be peculiar to cancers, but now know to be epithelial cells differing in no respect from those found elsewhere in the body, and distinguished only by peculiarity of location and grouping.

See also: Cancer

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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