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.