A neoplasm arising from abnormal hyperplasia of the prickle cell layer of the skin.
[para- + G. akantha, a thorn, + -oma, tumor]
a tumor that develops from the abnormal overgrowth of the prickle cell layer of the skin.
paracanthomaUncertain; an obsolete term for a exuberant proliferation of the squamous epithelium, which may have included pseudoepitheliomatous hyperplasia, basal or squamous cell carcinomas, and others.
paracanthoma(păr″ă-kăn-thō′mă) [Gr. para, beside, + akantha, thorn, + oma, tumor]
A tumor involving the prickle-cell layer of the epidermis.