acanthosis nigricans

[nīgrĭ-kănz′, nĭgrĭ-]

n.

An eruption of velvety wartlike growths accompanied by hyperpigmentation in the skin of the armpits, neck, anogenital area, and groin, occurring in a benign form in children, but associated with internal malignancy or reticulosis in adults.

Nearby words

  1. aif,
  2. aiga,
  3. aight,
  4. aiglet,
  5. aigrette,
  6. aiguillette,
  7. aih,
  8. aiken,
  9. aiken, conrad,
  10. aikido


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