Keratosis

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Keratosis
Keratosis pilaris arm.jpg
Upper arm showing keratosis pilaris
SpecialtyDermatology, medical genetics Edit this on Wikidata

Keratosis (from kerat- + -osis)[1] is a growth of keratin on the skin or on mucous membranes stemming from keratinocytes, the prominent cell type in the epidermis. More specifically, it can refer to:

Actinic keratoses are pre-malignant growths. Seborrheic keratoses are not pre-malignant.

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  1. ^ Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Merriam-Webster.

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