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I have checked my copy of the original manuscript that I submitted for publication, and I am pleased to tell you that I also included the hyphen in "anti-basal cell." Evidently the hyphen was deleted through the exercise of editorial prerogative. In reviewing the edited manuscript, I must admit that I felt no twinge of pain at the deletion, though I understand and respect the fact that there are those who would view such a change as a transgression.
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