acanthoma

noun

ac·​an·​tho·​ma -ˈthō-mə How to pronounce acanthoma (audio)
plural acanthomas also acanthomata -mət-ə How to pronounce acanthoma (audio)
: a tumor originating in the skin and developing through excessive growth of skin cells especially of the stratum spinosum

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“Acanthoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acanthoma. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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