from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any disease of the skin characterized by abnormal quality of the horny layer.

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  • noun pathology retention of nuclei in the stratum corneum layer of skin


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  • Histological evaluation revealed a significantly thickened epidermis with an increased number of spinous/suprabasal cell layers and cellular disorganization; the upper differentiation layers were also abnormal, with parakeratosis, the prevalent appearance of nuclei, an improperly packed granular layer and a thicker stratum corneum (

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