Basosquamous carcinoma

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Basosquamous carcinoma

(Science: tumour) a carcinoma of the skin which in structure and behaviour is considered transitional between basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma The term should not be used for the much more common keratotic variety of basal cell carcinoma, in which the tumour cells are of basal type but which contains small foci of abrupt keratinization.

Synonym: basal squamous cell carcinoma.