1. keratoacanthoma

noun. skin tumor that grows rapidly (especially in older people) and resembles a carcinoma but does not spread; it usually disappears spontaneously, often leaving a scar.


  • acanthoma


  • acanthoma (English)
  • kerato- (English)
  • κέρας (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with keratoacanthoma

1. Verb, past participle
Hard bumps on your child's skin might also be keratoacanthoma, which causes benign tumors filled with keratin, the protein that forms nails and hair 2.

2. Adjective
Some of these conditions might cause mild symptoms such as itching at the site; one condition that can cause itching is keratoacanthoma 2.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Conditions such as keratoacanthoma, neurofibroma and squamous cell cancer might require a diagnostic biopsy 2.

4. Noun, plural
Conditions such as keratoacanthoma can be caused by exposure to sunlight and X-ray 2.