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 ?
Lamellar ichthyosis (LI) is a rare genetic disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance.
But doctors have told Song there is still no cure for the condition, known as Lamellar ichthyosis, which affects one in 600,000 people, Song added: "It can be treated but not cured so we are praying for a miracle or a folk medicine cure.
Lamellar ichthyosis treated with tazarotene 0,1% gel.
The collodion baby usually has a transglutaminase 1 gene mutation, which can cause either lamellar ichthyosis or congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma.