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Pronunciation: ak′rō-ker-ă-tō′sis

Definition: Overgrowth of the horny layer of the skin, usually in nodular configurations, of the dorsum of the fingers and toes, and occasionally on the rim of the ear and tip of the nose.

[acro- + G. keras, horn, + -osis, condition]

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