Definition of Acanthosis nigricans

1. Noun. A skin disease characterized by dark wartlike patches in the body folds; can be benign or malignant.




Medical Definition of Acanthosis nigricans

1. Pre-malignant skin disorder, papillomatosis, pigmentation, hyperkeratosis, multiple filling defects in oesophagus, increased risk of carcinoma in stomach and abdomen (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acanthosis Nigricans

acanthophorous
acanthopodia
acanthopodina
acanthopodious
acanthopodium
acanthopteri
acanthopterous
acanthopterygian
acanthopterygians
acanthopterygii
acanthopterygious
acanthor
acanthorrhexis
acanthoses
acanthosis
acanthosis nigricans (current term)
acanthotic
acanthous
acanthrocyte
acanthrocytosis
acanths
acanthus
acanthus family
acanthuses
acapella
acapnia
acapnial
acapnial alkalosis
acapnias
acapnic

Literary usage of Acanthosis nigricans

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1. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"acanthosis nigricans. Synonym.—Keratosis nigricans. Definition. ... Acanthosis nigricans, showing involvement of eyelids and lips. ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"acanthosis nigricans.—At a recent meeting of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, Mr. Malcolm Morris showed a case of this exceedingly rare disease. ..."

3. Treatise on Diseases of the Skin for the Use of Advanced Students and by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1914)
"... a thin coating to the surface; the deeper growths, by the same caustics more energetically and repeatedly applied. acanthosis nigricans Under this title ..."

4. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"acanthosis nigricans. (Kerato-is nigricans; papillary and pigmentary dystrophia.) This abnormality consists in a symmetrical bilateral hypertrophy of the ..."

5. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"acanthosis nigricans. Synonyms.—Keratosis nigricans. ... acanthosis nigricans following Decapsulation of the Kidneys. Case report, discussion and review of ..."

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