xeroderma

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xer·o·der·ma

 (zîr′ō-dûr′mə) also xe·ro·der·mi·a (-mē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.

xeroderma

(ˌzɪərəʊˈdɜːmə) or

xerodermia

n
1. (Pathology) any abnormal dryness of the skin as the result of diminished secretions from the sweat or sebaceous glands
2. (Pathology) another name for ichthyosis
xerodermatic, ˌxeroˈdermatous, xerodermic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.xeroderma - a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
ichthyosis - any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
xeroderma pigmentosum - a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processes are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light
Translations

xe·ro·der·ma

, xerodermia
n. xeroderma, piel excesivamente seca.
References in classic literature ?
The porridge did not taste good to him, so he trod upon his sack, and the dry skin in the sack squeaked loudly.
Little Klaus gave the farmer his sack with the dry skin, and got instead a good bushelful of money.
The old man chuckled in a pleased way, rolled Jerry's parched body into the water, and, keeping his head above the surface, rubbed the water into his dry skin and let him lie there for long blissful minutes.
Between two of the sleepers still in position I and my companion observed the remnant of a plaid shawl, and examining it found that it was wrapped about the shoulders of the body of a woman, of which but little remained besides the bones, partly covered with fragments of clothing, and brown dry skin.
However, he had no misgivings but that he would fare forth into the wonder country of which little Manu had told him, though it was certain that he would do it with a dry skin and an empty belly.
The decaying head was black with age, the dry skin was drawn tight to the bones, the eyes were gone, there was a hole in the temple and another in the cheek, and the skinny lips were parted as in a ghastly smile
The lips were parched, and cracked in many places; the hard, dry skin glowed with a burning heat; and there was an almost unearthly air of wild anxiety in the man's face, indicating even more strongly the ravages of the disease.
Dry skin sufferers know what a toll itchy, flaky skin can take on their daily lives.
You can apply it under the eyes at night to keep away crow's feet, and also use it to tackle dry skin on your face.
Aside from the environmental impacts, another risk associated with El NiNo is a medical condition called xerosis, commonly known as dry skin.
NEW YORK -- People with diabetes are prone to dry skin, particularly when blood glucose levels run high, causing the body to lose fluids and the skin to become dry.