acanthosis ac·an·tho·sis (āk’ān-thō’sĭs, āk’ən-)
n. pl. ac·an·tho·ses (-sēz’)
an increase in the thickness of the pr-ckle cell layer of the epidermis; hyperacanthosis.
ac’an·thot’ic (-thŏt’ĭk) adj.
acanthotic acanthotic ac·an·thot·ic (ak-an- thot’ik) n. pertaining to or characteristic of acanthosis
. adjective another term for spinous
acanthrocyte acanthrocyte a·can·thro·cyte (ə-kān’thrə-sīt’) n. see acanthocyte.
acanthrocytosis acanthrocytosis a·can·thro·cy·to·sis (ə-kān’thrə-sī-tō’sĭs) n. see acanthocytosis.
- Acanthus family
the plant family acanthaceae, typified by tropical herbaceous plants and shrubs having simple opposite leaves, cl-sters of tubular bracted flowers, and seeds sometimes dispersed by exploding fruit, including the acanthus, caricature, and shrimp plant.