acanthosis

noun
ac·​an·​tho·​sis | \ -ˈthō-səs How to pronounce acanthosis (audio) \
plural acanthoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce acanthoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of acanthosis

: a benign overgrowth of the stratum spinosum of the skin

Other Words from acanthosis

acanthotic \ -​ˈthät-​ik How to pronounce acanthotic (audio) \ adjective

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“Acanthosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/acanthosis. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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