Definition of acanthosis in English:

acanthosis

noun

Pathology Medicine
  • Disease of the skin affecting the prickle-cell layer (stratum spinosum) of the epidermis; hyperplasia of prickle cells; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century. From acantho- + -osis, after German Akanthose.

Pronunciation:

acanthosis

/akənˈθəʊsɪs/