Definitions for "Acanthosis"
Increased epidermal proliferation. Usually evidenced by an increase in the cell layer and basal cell layer, thinning of the granular cell layer and thickening of the cornified cell layer.
an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis)
Increase in keratinocyte population of spinous layer with thickening of the epidermis.This may be papillomatous or psoriasiform.
a skin condition characterized by darkened skin patches; common in people whose body is not responding correctly to the insulin that they make in their pancreas (insulin resistance). This skin condition is also seen in people who have pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.