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acanthoma, skin tumor(noun)
a neoplasm originating in the epidermis
A neoplasm of the prickle cell layer of the skin
An acanthoma is a skin neoplasm composed of squamous or epidermal cells. It is located in the prickle cell layer. Types of acanthoma include pilar sheath acanthoma, a benign follicular tumor usually of the upper lip; clear cell acanthoma, a benign tumor found most frequently on the legs; and Degos acanthoma, often confused with but unrelated to Degos disease.
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A neoplasm composed of squamous or epidermal cells.
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