keratoacanthoma

noun
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 keratoacanthomata (audio) \

Medical Definition of keratoacanthoma

: 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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/keratoacanthoma. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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