acanthoma

noun
ac·​an·​tho·​ma | \-ˈthō-mə \
plural acanthomas also acanthomata\ -​mət-​ə \

Medical Definition of acanthoma 

: a tumor originating in the skin and developing through excessive growth of skin cells especially of the stratum spinosum

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