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.

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