[ kĕr′ə-tō-ăk′ən-thō′mə ]
A rapidly growing skin tumor having a central keratin mass and usually occurring on exposed areas, invading the dermis but remaining localized and usually healing spontaneously.
- keratinous cyst,
- keratitis sicca,
- keratoconjunctivitis sicca,
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.