acanthorrhexis

acanthorrhexis

[əkan′thôrek′sis]
the rupture of intercellular bridges of the stratum spinosum, as in eczema or allergic contact dermatitis.

a·can·thor·rhex·is

(ă-kan-thŏ-rek'sis)
Rupture of the intercellular bridges of the prickle cell layer of the epidermis, as in contact-type dermatitis.
See: spongiosis
[acantho + G. rhexis, rupture]