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[[File:Kaposis sarcoma 01.jpg|right|200px|thumb|Lesion on the [[nose]]]]
An area of abnormal tissue. A lesion may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer).
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A '''lesion''' is any damage or abnormal change in the tissue of an organism, usually caused by [[disease]] or [[Trauma (medicine)|trauma]]. ''Lesion'' is derived from the Latin ''laesio'' "injury".<ref name=":0">{{Cite web|url=http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9695|title=Lesion...What Does The Doctor Mean?|website=MedicineNet|access-date=2016-03-03}}</ref> Lesions may occur in plants as well as animals.
  
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Latest revision as of 16:17, 9 October 2019

Lesion on the nose

A lesion is any damage or abnormal change in the tissue of an organism, usually caused by disease or trauma. Lesion is derived from the Latin laesio "injury".[1] Lesions may occur in plants as well as animals.

References

  1. "Lesion...What Does The Doctor Mean?". MedicineNet. Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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