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Abscess
A localized collection of puss
Alopecia
Loss of hair
Carcinoma
a malignant tumor occurring in epithelial tissue
Adipose
fatty, pertaining to fat
Benign
not recurrent or progressive, opposite of malignant
Biopsy
excision of a small piece of living tissue for microscopic examination
Cancer
a malignant tumor which tends to spread
Dermatitis
inflamation of the skin
Contusion
Bruise; skin is not broken
Systemic
pertaining to the whole body rather than a localized area
Distichiasis
condition in which lashes grow toward the eye
Mycosis
any disease caused by fungus
Perianal
around or close to the anus
Hematoma
a mass of blood, usually clotted, which is confined to an organ, tissue, or space, and is caused by a break in a blood vessel
Excision
surgically cutting away or taking out tissue
Histology
study of the microscopic anatomy of tissue
Infection
condition in which body is invaded by pathogenic organisms; symptoms include heat, redness, swelling, pain, and puss formation
Malignant
growing worse; tending or threatening to cause death
Metastasis
movement of cancer cells from one part of the body to another
Laceration
a wound or irregular tear of the flesh
Localized
restricted to a limited part of the body
Purulent
forming or containing pus
Lipoma
a fatty tumor
Pruritus
severe itching
Obesity
abnormal amount of fat on body
Necrosis
death of areas of tissue surrounded by healthy tissue
Inflammation
tissue reaction to injury which includes pain, redness, and swelling
Ulcer
an open sore accompanied by sloughing of necrotic tissue
Pyoderma
an acute, purulent dermatitis
Trauma
physical injury or wond
Subcutaneous
beneath the skin
Sloughing
natural separation of necrotic tissue from living tissue
Cyanosis
Bluish discoloration of skin
Decubitus
Bed sore