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Benign

Denoting the mild character of an illness or the nonmalignant character of a neoplasm

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Biopsy

Process of removing tissue from living patients for macroscopic diagnostic exaination

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Circumocular

Pertaining to around the eye

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Circumscribed

Bounded by a line; limited or confined

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Condyloma

A wart-like excrescence on the skins of the genital perineum or anus, usually sexually transmitted

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Cyst

An abnormal sac containing gas, fluid, or a semisolid material, with a membranous lining

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Distal

Situated further away from the point of attachment/trunk-refers to the extremities

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Dorsal

Pertaining to the back of any dorsum (back)

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Ectoderm

The outer layer of cells in the embryo, after establishment of the three primary germ layers (ectoderm, mesoderm, endoderm)

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Ectopic

An organ out of place (ectopic pregnancy)

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Endocystoscopy

An examination of the inside of a bladder

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Endogenous

Originating or produced inside of an organism, tissue, or cell

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Epigastric

Relating to the epigastrium (top middle of the 9 abdominal regions)

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Excrescence

Any outgrowth from a surface (fingernail, wart)

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Extrasensory

Outside or beyond the ordinary sense; not limited to the senses, as in extrasensory perception

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Hypodermic

Beneath the skin

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Infiltration

The act of permeating or penetrating into cell, or tissue; usually a gas, fluid, or particulate

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Inframammary

Below the breast

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Lesion

A wound or injury

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Lateral

Away from the mid-line (hips are lateral to the navel)

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Lumbar

Relating to the loins, or the part of the back and the sides between the ribs and pelvis ( lumbar vertebrae in the small of the back)

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Malignant

Resistant to treatment, occurring in severe form; frequently fatal; tending to become worse

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Medial

Relating to the middle or center, nearer to the median or midsagital plane

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Mesoderm

The middle of the 3 primary germ layers of the embryo.

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Metastasis

The shifting of disease or its local manifestations from one part of the body to another

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Neoplasm

An abnormal tissue that grows more rapidly than normal and continues to grow after the stimuli that initiated the original growth ceases

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Papilla

Any small nipple-like process

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Papilloma

A small wart-like growth on the skin or on a mucous membrane, derived from the epidermis, and usually benign.

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Papules

A small circumscribed, solid elevation on the skin

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Periumbilical

Pertaining to the area around the belly button

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Polyp

A general descriptive term used with reference to any mass of tissues that bulges or projects outward or upward from the normal surface level

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Proximal

Nearest the trunk or point of origin; said of part of a limb, of an artery or nerve

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Subpatellar

Pertaining to the area below the kneecap

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Suprapubic

Relating to the area above the pubic arch

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Tumor

An abnormal growth of tissue resulting from uncontrolled, progressive multiplication of cells and serving no physiological function; a neoplasm.

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Ventral

Pertaining to the belly; opposite of dorsal