ker·​a·​to·​ac·​an·​tho·​ma ˌker-ət-ō-ˌak-ˌan-ˈthō-mə How to pronounce keratoacanthoma (audio)
plural keratoacanthomas also keratoacanthomata -mət-ə How to pronounce keratoacanthoma (audio)
: a rapidly growing skin tumor that occurs especially in elderly individuals, resembles a carcinoma of squamous epithelial cells but does not spread, and tends to heal spontaneously with some scarring if left untreated

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“Keratoacanthoma.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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