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  • noun In pathology, a neoplasm or tumor of the stratum spinosum of the epidermis, which invades the corium; a skin-cancer.

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  • noun medicine A neoplasm of the prickle cell layer of the skin

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  • noun a neoplasm originating in the epidermis

Etymologies

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acanth +‎ -oma (“tumor consisting of a specified cell”)

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