xeroderma(redirected from xerodermic)
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xer·o·der·ma(zîr′ō-dûr′mə) also xe·ro·der·mi·a (-mē-ə)
Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.
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
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|Noun||1.||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
n. xeroderma, piel excesivamente seca.