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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Carcinoma de células claras

Clear cell carcinoma (kleer sel KAR-sih-NOH-muh)
A rare type of tumor, usually of the female genital tract, in which the insides of the cells look clear when viewed under a microscope. Also called clear cell adenocarcinoma and mesonephroma.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.