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acanthorrhexis

acanthorrhexis in Medicine

acanthorrhexis a·can·thor·rhex·is (ə-kān'thə-rěk'sĭs)
n.
Rupture of the intercellular bridges of the prickle cell layer of the epidermis, as in contact dermatitis.

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