A skin tumor composed of fibrous tissue intersected by thin anastomosing bands of basal cells of the epidermis, enclosing keratin cysts; may give rise to basal cell carcinoma of the nodular type. SYN: Pinkus tumor.

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fi·bro·ep·i·the·li·o·ma (fi″bro-ep″ĭ-the″le-oґmə) a tumor composed of fibrous and epithelial elements.

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