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keratoacanthoma

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noun ker·a·to·ac·an·tho·ma \ ˌker-ət-ō-ˌak-ˌan-ˈthō-mə \

medical Definition of keratoacanthoma

plural keratoacanthomas also keratoacanthomata play \-mət-ə\
: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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