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nabothian cyst, nabothian follicle(noun)
a cyst that forms in the nabothian glands of the uterine cervix
A nabothian cyst is a mucus-filled cyst on the surface of the cervix. They are most often caused when stratified squamous epithelium of the ectocervix grows over the simple columnar epithelium of the endocervix. This tissue growth can block the cervical crypts, trapping cervical mucus inside the crypts. The transformation of tissue types is called metaplasia.
Translations for nabothian cyst
- nabothian囊腫Chinese (Simp.)
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