acanthosis

[ ăk′ăn-thōsĭs, 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 acanthosis

ac′an•thotic (-thŏtĭk) adj.
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