glycogen acanthosis

n.

Elevated gray-white plaques in the distal mucosa of the esophagus, with epithelium thickened by the proliferation of large glycogen-filled squamous cells.

Nearby words

  1. glycocalyx,
  2. glycocholate,
  3. glycocholic acid,
  4. glycocoll,
  5. glycogen,
  6. glycogen granule,
  7. glycogen storage disease,
  8. glycogen synthase,
  9. glycogenesis,
  10. glycogenetic


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