acanthosis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

acanth +‎ -osis (diseased condition)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

acanthosis (plural acanthoses)

  1. (medicine) A benign abnormal thickening of the stratum spinosum, or prickle cell, layer of the epidermis.[First attested in the late 19th century.][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5)
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7)