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acanthoma

 [ak″an-tho´mah] (pl. acanthomas, acantho´mata)
a tumor in the prickle cell layer of the skin.

ac·an·tho·ma

(ak-an-thō'mă),
A tumor formed by proliferation of epithelial squamous cells.
See also: keratoacanthoma.
[acantho- + G. -oma, tumor]

acanthoma

A highly nonspecific term for a tumour of the epidermis, which should not be used without a specific qualifier.

ac·an·tho·ma

(ak'an-thō'mă)
A tumor formed by proliferation of epithelial squamous cells.
See also: keratoacanthoma
[acantho- + G. -oma, tumor]

acanthoma

A tumour of cells from the prickle-cell layer of the epidermis. Acanthomata may be benign or malignant.