keratoacanthoma

[ kĕr′ə-tō-ăk′ən-thōmə ]

n.

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.

Nearby words

  1. keratinous,
  2. keratinous cyst,
  3. keratitis,
  4. keratitis sicca,
  5. kerato-,
  6. keratocele,
  7. keratoconjunctivitis,
  8. keratoconjunctivitis sicca,
  9. keratoconus,
  10. keratocyte


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