Medical Dictionary

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

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  1. :  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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