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pseudoacanthosis nigricans

Pronunciation: su'do-ak'an-tho'sis ni'gri-kanz

Definition: Acanthosis nigricans secondary to maceration of the skin from excessive sweating, or occurring in obese and dark-complexioned adults, or in association with endocrine disorders; not associated with visceral cancer.

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