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acanthosis ac·an·tho·sis (āk'ān-thō'sĭs, āk'ən-)
n. pl. ac·an·tho·ses (-sēz')
An increase in the thickness of the prickle cell layer of the epidermis; hyperacanthosis.

ac'an·thot'ic (-thŏt'ĭk) adj.
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