Acanthosis Etymology – Overview

Before we head towards to acanthosis Etymology, let’s first look at what Acanthosis is all about.

Acanthosis an abnormal but benign thickening of the prickle-cell layer of the skin (as in psoriasis).

Now let us look at Acanthosis Etymology.

From New Latin acanthus (“spine”) +‎ -osis (“diseased condition”) + Latin nigricans (“blackish”).