ichthyosis

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ich·thy·o·sis

 (ĭk′thē-ō′sĭs)
n.
Any of a group of chiefly genetic disorders that are characterized by dry, scaly, and often thickened skin.

ichthyosis

(ˌɪkθɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scaly. Also called: xeroderma Nontechnical name: fishskin disease
ichthyotic adj

ich•thy•o•sis

(ˌɪk θiˈoʊ sɪs)

n.
a hereditary disorder of the outermost horny tissue characterized by dry, scaly skin.

ichthyosis

a dermatologie condition in which the skin resembles fish scales. — ichthyotic, adj.
See also: Fish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ichthyosis - any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
xeroderma, xerodermia - a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
Translations
Ichthyosis

ich·thy·o·sis

n. ictiosis, dermatosis congénita caracterizada por sequedad y peladura escamosa esp. de las extremidades.

ichthyosis

n ictiosis f
References in periodicals archive ?
Tuesday, April 6 I was reduced to tears in the morning by The Jeremy Kyle Show, which featured two kids who have Harlequin ichthyosis disease.
The 26-year-old is one of the oldest living survivors with harlequin ichthyosis, a severe skin disorder.
A recent issue of Skinformation, the newsletter produced by the British Skin Foundation, gave the story of some of the rare individuals living with the condition known as harlequin ichthyosis.
LUCY and Hannah Betts and Dana and Lara Bowen are two sets of sisters with one of the rarest disorders in the world: a genetic skin condition called harlequin ichthyosis.