Definition of Acanthoma

1. Noun. A neoplasm originating in the epidermis.

Exact synonyms: Skin Tumor
Generic synonyms: Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour
Specialized synonyms: Keratoacanthoma



Definition of Acanthoma

1. Noun. (medicine) A neoplasm of the prickle cell layer of the skin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Acanthoma

1. A tumour formed by proliferation of epithelial squamous cells. See: keratoacanthoma. Origin: acantho-+ G. -oma, tumour (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acanthoma

acanthocephalans
acanthocephaliasis
acanthocephalid
acanthocephalids
acanthocephalous
acanthocyte
acanthocytosis
acanthodian
acanthodians
acanthoid
acantholyses
acantholysis
acantholytic
acanthoma (current term)
acanthoma adenoides cysticum
acanthoma fissuratum
acanthomatous
acanthophorous
acanthopodia
acanthopodina
acanthopodious
acanthopodium
acanthopteri
acanthopterous
acanthopterygian
acanthopterygians
acanthopterygii
acanthopterygious

Literary usage of Acanthoma

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"Warts, both simple and venereal, may be the starting-points of acanthoma. ... In a series of cases of acanthoma, chiefly of the face, Borrel has found a ..."

2. Skin Cancer by Henry Honeyman Hazen (1916)
"Fourth, Unna uses the term "acanthoma" to apply to the basal cells as well as to ... This is incorrect, as "acanthoma" should apply only to the horny cells; ..."

3. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1914)
"... to the other class, that by Brooke, acanthoma adenoides ... in males and females alike, and not hereditary; and for acanthoma adenoides ..."

4. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"Occasionally, true tumor formation takes place, as in Bock's and my own cases. Diagnosis.—The lesions are to be differentiated from those of acanthoma ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1917)
"Fur this reason the term papilloma has been commonly applied to the lesions of acanthoma, but, as Auspitz and Unna have shown, the apparent hypertrophy of ..."

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