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acanthosis (s) (noun), acanthuses (pl)
A disease of the prickle cells in the skin: Acanthosis is abnormal, benign, and appears thickened with a gray, brown, or black pigmentation, as in eczema and psoriasis.
acanthus (s) (noun), acanthuses; acanthi (pl)
1. Flora of the genus Acanthus; bear's breech: An acanthus is a herbaceous and prickly plant, native to the Mediterranean, with large, segmented, thistle-like leaves.
2. A decoration in architecture: The term acanthus refers to a design or ornament patterned after the leaves of the plant acanthus.
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