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acrokeratosis

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noun ac·ro·ker·a·to·sis \-ˌker-ə-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of acrokeratosis

plural acrokeratoses \-ˌsēz\play

  1. :  overgrowth of the horny outer layer of the stratum corneum chiefly of the hands and feet One form of acrokeratosis, acrokeratosis verruciformis \və-ˌrü-sə-ˈfȯr-məs\, is marked by lesions resembling flattened warts and has an onset usually at birth or during early childhood. Another form, acrokeratosis paraneoplastica \ˌpar-ə-ˌnē-ə-ˈplas-ti-kə\, is marked by scaly lesions and is associated with a malignancy of the upper respiratory or digestive tract.




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