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xe·ro·sis

 (zĭ-rō′sĭs)
n. pl. xe·ro·ses (-sēz)
1. Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.
2. The normal hardening of aging tissue.

xerosis

(zɪˈrəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) pathol abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes
xerotic adj

xe•ro•sis

(zɪˈroʊ sɪs)

n.
abnormal dryness of the skin, eyeballs, or mucous membranes.
[1885–90; < Greek xēr(ós) dry]
xe•rot′ic (-ˈrɒt ɪk) adj.

xerosis

abnormal dryness, as of the eyes or skin. Also called xeransis. — xerotic, adj.
See also: Eyes
Translations

xe·ro·sis

n. xerosis, sequedad anormal presente en la piel, ojos y membranas mucosas.
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Patients and caregivers who avoid daily bathing because of the perception that frequent bathing further dries already xerotic skin should understand that water does not contribute to skin dryness.
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In the subsequent subacute stage, a rash showing mild xerotic erythematous to brownish lesions is seen.
Oatmeal has been used for centuries as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation associated with various xerotic dermatoses.