keratoderma

keratoderma

[ker-uh-toh-dur-muh]
noun Pathology.
a disease of the horny layer of the skin, especially of the soles or palms.
Also, keratodermia [ker-uh-toh-dur-mee-uh] .


Origin:
1930–35; kerato- + derma

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keratoderma ker·a·to·der·ma (kěr'ə-tō-dûr'mə)
n.

  1. A horny covering or growth, especially of the skin.

  2. A generalized thickening of the stratum corneum.

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