Definition of Superficial spreading melanoma
Superficial spreading melanoma: One of the four clinical types of malignant melanoma, the most common type in white people, which typically presents as a raised, irregular, colored area that starts in a mole-like shape and spreads across the skin.
Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012
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