acanthosis

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acanthosis

[a‚kan′thō·səs]
(medicine)
Any thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the epidermis; associated with many skin diseases.
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In group 2, the feather follicles at the 20-second treated site (primary feather 10) had acanthotic epithelium and mild heterophilic or lymphocytic inflammation (Fig 3).
Histologically, the overlying epidermis was acanthotic and hyperkeratotic.
In contrast, PEH typically shows a relatively uniform, horizontal inferior border and discrete, elongated, acanthotic rete ridges (Figure 4, B).