keratolyses

keratolysis

[ker-uh-tol-uh-sis]
noun
1.
the loosening or shedding of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2.
Pathology. a skin disorder characterized by periodic shedding of the epidermis.

Origin:
1895–1900; kerato- + -lysis

keratolytic [ker-uh-toh-lit-ik] , adjective
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keratolysis ker·a·tol·y·sis (kěr'ə-tŏl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.

  1. The separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.

  2. A skin disease characterized by a periodic shedding of the epidermis.


ker'a·to·lyt'ic (-tō-lĭt'ĭk) adj.
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