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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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British Dictionary definitions for ichthyotic

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 ichthyotic

ichthyosis

n.

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

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ichthyotic in Medicine

ichthyotic ich·thy·ot·ic (ĭk'thē-ŏt'ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or characterized by ichthyosis.

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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