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ichthyosis

[ik-thee-oh-sis] /ˌɪk θiˈoʊ sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
a hereditary skin disease in which the epidermis continuously flakes off in large scales or plates.
Origin of ichthyosis
1805-1815
1805-15; < New Latin; see ichthy(o)-, -osis
Related forms
ichthyotic
[ik-thee-ot-ik] /ˌɪk θiˈɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • ichthyosis simplex and ichthyosis hystrix, terms commonly employed to designate the mild and severe forms respectively.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • In ichthyosis, lepra, psoriasis, and some other scaly skin diseases.

  • All however were well nourished, and their functions, save that of the skin (five had acne and one ichthyosis) well performed.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • How is ichthyosis to be distinguished from eczema, psoriasis, and other scaly inflammatory diseases?

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • In severe cases of ichthyosis hystrix it may be necessary, also, to employ caustics or the knife.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • So are the elbows and the knees; and similar portions of the thighs and the arms may be found affected with ichthyosis.

    On the Genesis of Species St. George Mivart
British Dictionary definitions for ichthyosis

ichthyosis

/ˌɪkθɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scaly Also called xeroderma Nontechnical name fishskin disease
Derived Forms
ichthyotic (ˌɪkθɪˈɒtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for ichthyosis
n.

1815, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -osis.

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ichthyosis in Medicine

ichthyosis ich·thy·o·sis (ĭk'thē-ō'sĭs)
n.
A congenital, often hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin. Also called alligator skin, fish skin, fishskin disease, ichthyosis sauroderma.

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