acantholysis definition

  • noun:
    • the increased loss of intercellular connections, leading to lack of cohesion between keratinocytes, noticed in conditions such as pemphigus vulgaris.
    • In pathology, atrophy of this stratum spinosum (prickle-cells) of epidermis.
    • a failure of a cell level inside epidermis (like in pemphigus)

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