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hyperkeratosis

[hahy-per-ker-uh-toh-sis] /ˌhaɪ pərˌkɛr əˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun
1.
Pathology.
  1. proliferation of the cells of the cornea.
  2. a thickening of the horny layer of the skin.
2.
Also called x-disease. Veterinary Pathology. a disease of cattle resulting from their physical contact with or eating of objects or food contaminated by wood preservatives or machinery lubricants containing highly chlorinated naphthalenes, characterized by thickening and hardening of the skin, abnormal secretion of tears and saliva, and diarrhea.
Origin of hyperkeratosis
1835-1845
1835-45; < New Latin; see hyper-, keratosis
Related forms
hyperkeratotic
[hahy-per-ker-uh-tot-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˌkɛr əˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperkeratosis

hyperkeratosis

/ˌhaɪpəˌkɛrəˈtəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) overgrowth and thickening of the outer layer of the skin
Derived Forms
hyperkeratotic (ˌhaɪpəˌkɛrəˈtɒtɪk) adjective
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hyperkeratosis in Medicine

hyperkeratosis hy·per·ker·a·to·sis (hī'pər-kěr'ə-tō'sĭs)
n. pl. hy·per·ker·a·to·ses (-sēz)
Hypertrophy of the cornea or the horny layer of the skin. Also called hyperkeratinization.


hy'per·ker'a·tot'ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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