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
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