acantholysis

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(ak″an″thol′i-sis)

[acantho- + -lysis]
Any disease of the skin accompanied by degeneration of the cohesive elements of the cells of the outer or horny layer of the skin.

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(ak″an″thol′i-sis)

[acantho- + -lysis]
Any disease of the skin accompanied by degeneration of the cohesive elements of the cells of the outer or horny layer of the skin.

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