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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ak′rō-ker′ă-tō-ē-las-toy-dō′sis


An autosomal dominant papular keratosis of the palms and soles, with disorganization of dermal elastic fibers; a similar, but acquired, condition may result from actinic damage of the hands.

Synonym(s): focal acrohyperkeratosis, type III punctate palmoplantar keratoderma

[acro + G. keras, horn, + elastos, beaten, + eidos, resemblance, + -ōsis, condition]

See Also: keratoelastoidosis

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