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Definition of the noun acanthoma

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noun - plural: -

  1. a neoplasm originating in the epidermis
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of acanthoma: skin tumor
    • more generic words: neoplasm / tumor / tumour = an abnormal new mass of tissue that serves no purpose
    • more specific word: keratoacanthoma = skin tumor that grows rapidly (especially in older people) and resembles a carcinoma but does not spread

Alternative definition of the noun acanthoma


  1. [medicine] A neoplasm of the prickle cell layer of the skin

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Google previewSkin Diseases of the Dog and Cat (2008)

Clinical and Histopathologic Diagnosis by Thelma Lee Gross, Peter J. Ihrke, Emily J. Walder, Verena K. Affolter

Human pilar sheath acanthoma is a tubular lesion with a central pore and a fairly simple wall of infundibular and isthmic epithelium (Murphy & Elder,

Infundibular keratinizing acanthoma is an uncommon, benign follicular neoplasm of dogs.

Google previewDermatology (2012)

by Otto Braun-Falco, Gerd Plewig, Helmut Heinrich Wolff, Walter Burgdorf

Clear cell acanthoma is an uncommon benign tumor which usually presents as a solitary lesion on the leg of an older adult. It is typically a slowly growing, sharply bordered exophytic tumor that may appear somewhat inflamed. Hemorrhagic ...

Google previewDiagnostic Pathology: Neoplastic Dermatopathology (2016)

by David S. Cassarino

Dyskeratotic Acanthoma (Left) An acantholytic acanthoma is a solitary keratosis characterized by acantholysis (dyscohesion of keratinocytes) ﬈, which is full thickness in this example. There is a lack of dyskeratosis (corp ronds and grains).

Google previewNeoplastic Lesions of the Skin (2013)

by José A. Plaza, Victor G. Prieto, Saul Suster, MD

Epidermolytic acanthoma is an acquired lesion that presents as a verrucous papule or nodule, most commonly seen on the scrotum, head and neck, and legs. This lesion develops due to a gene mutation on keratin 1 and 10 (9). PATHOLOGy ...

Google previewWeedon's Skin Pathology E-Book (2014)

by James W Patterson

Epidermolytic acanthoma is an uncommon lesion that may be solitary, resembling a wart, or multiple. It shows...

Acantholytic acanthoma is a solitary tumor with a predilection for the trunk of older individuals.236,237 It usually presents as an ...

Google previewBreast Pathology (2016)

by David J Dabbs

Clear cell acanthoma is an uncommon benign tumor that presents as a red- brown papule in middle-aged and elderly individuals (Fig. 34.4). Histologically, this lesion is characterized by psoriasiform epidermal hyperplasia and keratinocytes ...

Google previewPathology of Pigmented Skin Lesions (2017)

by Jose A. Plaza, Victor G. Prieto

Large cell acanthoma is a pigmented, epidermal lesion that shares clinical and histopathologic features with solar lentigo and actinic keratosis. Some authors consider large cell acanthomas to be an evolutionary phase of solar lentigo to a ...

Google previewDermatoscopy of Non-Pigmented Skin Tumors (2016)

Pink - Think - Blink by Iris Zalaudek, Giuseppe Argenziano, Jason Giacomel

cell acanthoma is an uncommon benign epithelial tumor that usually presents clinically as a solitary pink to red papule, plaque, or nodule in middle-aged or elderly patients. The lesion may have a scaly surface and peripheral ...

Google previewThe Histopathology of the Diseases of the Skin (1896)

by Paul Gerson Unna

The name Acanthoma is the more suitable, inasmuch as we are probably dealing with a growth of true prickle cells, of a later foetal period ; and if Brooke and others desire to re-introduce the name " epithelioma," without the troublesome ...

Google previewDermatopathology (2010)

by Klaus J. Busam

LARGE CELL ACANTHOMA CliniCal Findings Large cell acanthoma is a well- demarcated, slightly scaly, thin papule or brown patch on the sun-exposed areas of the head and extremities. The papule may be brown and flesh-colored, and is ...

Google previewTumor Diagnosis 2Ed (2005)

Practical approach and pattern analysis by Awatif Al-Nafussi

ACANTHOMA. CLINICAL FEATURES Pilar sheath acanthoma is a tumor of the follicular infundibulum, and usually presents as ...

Google previewMCQs for MRCOG Part 1 (2003)

A self-assessment guide by Richard de Courcy-Wheeler, Beverley Adams, Bernie McElhinney, Khaled El-Hayes

Acanthoma is a special form of squamous cell carcinoma. Acanthosis is a proliferation of the prickle-cell layer. False. Fast-growing tumours have a doubling time of 10–25 days. False. This has only been shown in lymphomas and leukaemias.

Google previewFerri's Color Atlas and Text of Clinical Medicine (2009)

by Fred F. Ferri

Clear cell acanthoma is an uncommon, usually solitary, skin tumor, generally occurring in middle-aged or older adults. ○ Although variably regarded as an inflammatory epithelial hyperplasia, hamartoma, or variant of seborrheic keratosis, ...

Google previewShimizu's Dermatology (2016)

by Hiroshi Shimizu

There is a debate over whether clear cell acanthoma is a genuine tumorous lesion or a reactive lesion that accompanies inflammation. Histopathologically, the proliferation of keratinocytes (clear cells) rich in glycogen is observed.

Google previewMRCOG (2013)

by Tim Chard, Richard Lilford

F—Acanthoma is a special form of squamous cell carcinoma. . T-Especially in association with schistosomiasis. F—These are mucin-secreting cells arising in glandular carcinomas. pp. 144–145 . F-A myxoma is a mucin-secreting fibroma.

Google previewClinical Outline of Oral Pathology (2011)

Diagnosis and Treatment by Lewis R. Eversole

FIGURE 7-7 Squamous acanthoma is a focal, localized benign keratosis. NAICROSCOPIC FEATURES Keratoacanthoma is characterized by an abrupt marginal change. Papillary ...

Google previewReview of Plastic Surgery (2015)

by Donald W. Buck II

Clear cell acanthoma is a common, benign tumor of the skin, occurring primarily on the lower extremities. It appears as a shiny, red papule or plaque measuring up to 2 cm in diameter. The surface is frequently crusted.

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acanthocheilonema, streptocerca 10 Acanthoma, adenoides cysticum a. streptocerca A species of filaria worms found only rarely and exclusively in natives of tropical Africa characterized by adult forms that live in the dermis and subcutaneous ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

acanthoma fissuration, the development of a fissure bordered by increased thickening at sites of friction of the stratum spinosum. acanthoma fissuratum, a benign, firm, skin-colored or erythematous nodule, ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

acanthoma /ak′anthō′′mə/ [Gk, akantha + oma, tumor], hypertrophy that arises from the stratum spinosum and is localized rather than diffuse. It may be benign or ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

acanthoma /ak′anthō′′mə/ [Gk, akantha + oma, tumor], hypertrophy that arises from the stratum spinosum and is localized rather than diffuse. It may be benign or ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1895)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

The term acanthoma multiplex has been given to that form of the malady in which multiple xanthomatous lesions are generally distributed." When the lesions occur in striae, they are designated by the name of aanthoma lineare vel striatum.

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Also called acanthoma adenoides cysticum, epithelioma adenoides cysticum. Trichoepithelioma (Hordinsky, Sawaya and Scher, 2000) trichoid ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

abuse acanthoma Patients who consume excessive quantities of laxatives may complain of chronic diarrhea or may present with illnesses caused by electrolyte deficiencies. psychoactive substance a. stance a. sexual a. Fondling, rape, sexual ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

perihepatic abscesses pilar sheath acanthoma An uncommon skin appendage tumor, of probable hair follicle origin; average age 66 years; male:female ratio 2:1 management Excision piles Vox populi Hemorrhoids, see there. See Sentinel ...

Google previewDictionary of Abbreviations in Medical Sciences (2012)

With a list of the most important medical and scientific journals and their traditional abbreviations by Rolf Heister

constant current CCA centrocentral anastomosis CCA chimpanzee coryza agent, CCA viruses CCA Chondrocalcinosis articularis CCA circumflex coronary artery CCA clearcell acanthoma CCA colonic ...

Google previewDictionary of Medical Abbreviations (2016)

The World's most comprehensive list of English-language medical abbreviations and acronyms by Burt Vance

antigen CCA= Children's Craniofacial Association CCA = cholangiocarcinoma CCA = chondrocalcinosis CCA = choriocarcinoma CCA = circulating cathodic antigen CCA = circumflex coronary artery CCA = clear cell acanthoma CCA = clear ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Acanthoma Carcinoma of the epidermis ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

acanthoma [ak′′an-tho'm ]a tumorin the pricklecell layer ofthe skin.

Google previewAustralian Nurses' Dictionary (2012)

by Jennie King, Rhonda Hawley

acanthoma ('akn‚thohma) a tumour originating in the prickle cell layer of the epidermis; usually benign epithelial tumours. acanthosis ('akn‚thohsis ) ...

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