Meaning of angiokeratoma in English:


Pronunciation /ˌan(d)ʒɪə(ʊ)kɛrəˈtəʊmə/


Pathology Medicine
  • A lesion of the skin consisting of an area of dilated blood vessels covered by a wart-like thickening of the overlying epithelium; (also) any of several conditions characterized by the presence of such lesions.

    The presence of multiple angiokeratomas is particularly characteristic of, but diagnostic of, a genetic disorder of glycosphingolipid metabolism, Fabry's disease.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in British Journal of Dermatology. From angio- + keratoma, after Italian angiocheratoma.