rodent ulcer


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rodent ulcer

n.
A cancerous skin ulcer that derives from basal cells and usually occurs on the face.

[Latin rodēns, rodent-, gnawing; see rodent.]
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rodent ulcer

n
(Pathology) a slow-growing malignant tumour on the face, usually occurring at the edge of the eyelids, lips, or nostrils
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