Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name applied to any disease affecting primarily the stratum spinosum (prickle-cells) of the epidermis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)

Etymologies

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acanth +‎ -osis (“diseased condition”)

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