Denoting a mixture of mucus-secreting and epithelial cells, as in m. carcinoma.

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mu·co·epi·der·moid .myü-kō-.ep-ə-'dər-.mȯid adj of, relating to, or consisting of both mucous and squamous epithelial cells esp being a tumor of the salivary glands made up of mucous and epithelial elements <\mucoepidermoid carcinoma>

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mu·co·ep·i·der·moid (mu″ko-ep″ĭ-durґmoid) composed of mucus-producing and epithelial cells; see under carcinoma.

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