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Definition of Merkle cell carcinoma

Merkle cell carcinoma: A rapidly growing type of skin cancer, correctly termed Merkel cell carcinoma, after the German anatomist and pathologist Friedrich Sigmund Merkel (1845-1919).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16484
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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