Definition of Dermoid cyst

1. Noun. A cystic tumor (usually benign) with a wall lined with epithelium and a cavity containing other material.

Generic synonyms: Cyst



Definition of Dermoid cyst

1. Noun. (context: pathology) A type of teratoma or tumour, usually benign. It is in the form of a cyst or sac, and contains skin and sometimes hair, nails, teeth or other tissue. ¹

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Medical Definition of Dermoid cyst

1. A collection of cancerous cells which form cysts that contain one or more of the three primary embryonic germ layers: skin, hair or teeth. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermoid Cyst

dermic
dermis
dermises
dermo-
dermoblast
dermobranchiata
dermobranchiate
dermochelyid
dermochelyids
dermocyma
dermoepidermal interface
dermographia
dermohaemal
dermoid
dermoid cyst (current term)
dermoid cyst of ovary
dermoid cyst of the ovary
dermoid cysts
dermoid tumour
dermoidectomy
dermoids
dermolysis
dermolytic bullous dermatosis
dermomyotome
dermomyotomes
dermonecrotic
dermoneural
dermoneurosis
dermonosology

Literary usage of Dermoid cyst

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"dermoid cyst OF THE OVARY. AB, aged thirty-three years, was admitted to the ... At the operation the mass proved to be an inflamed dermoid cyst of the ovary ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"A Case of dermoid cyst of the Mediastinum, AM. Joun. MED. Sc., 1900, cxx, 64. 42. Von Torok. ... dermoid cyst in the Thoracic Cavity, ..."

3. The Surgical Clinics of North America by Robert E. Hermann, Avram M. Cooperman (1921)
"SINAI AND FLOWER HOSPITALS EXTIRPATION OF A dermoid cyst OF THE MEDIASTINUM TODAY I hope to perform the final step in a series of operations upon an ..."

4. Modern Surgery: General and Operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1907)
"A dermoid cyst may be defined as a heterotopic cyst, the wall of which is composed of connective tissue lined with epithelium, and containing material ..."

5. Operative Gynecology by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1920)
"dermoid cyst. The contents of dermoid cysts are much more irritating than the contents of ordinary cysts. They are more likely to present troublesome ..."

6. Diseases of Women by Harry Sturgeon Crossen (1922)
"dermoid cyst 777 849. dermoid cyst, with teeth 777 850. dermoid cyst, with hair 778 851. dermoid cyst, with ball contents 778 852. ..."

7. The Lancet (1898)
"8th with an abdominal tumour and with a dermoid cyst of the vagina. Ten years ago, and again tight years ago, the patient had been in the hospital Buffering ..."

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