1. acanthosis

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


  • disease of the skin
  • skin disease
  • skin disorder

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Sentences with acanthosis-nigricans

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One of the symptoms of acanthosis nigricans is a thick, brown ring around the neck that is often confused with dirt.

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The dachshund has the dubious honor of being one of the few breeds affected by a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans, which is a blackening of the skin.

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Skin tags, stretch marks and acanthosis nigricans (skin discolouration or darkening around the neck, armpits and folds that look like dirt but will not wash off) are often missed signs of leptin resistance.

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Autosomal recessive describes the way many disorders are passed down: A pup who develops acanthosis nigricans has two copies of a defective gene, while a pup with one defective gene is just a carrier.