[ ăk′ăn-thō′sĭs, ăk′ən- ]
n. pl. ac•an•tho•ses (-sēz′)
An increase in the thickness of the prickle cell layer of the epidermis; hyperacanthosis.
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Other words from acanthosisac′an•thot′ic (-thŏt′ĭk) adj.
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