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keratosis

[ker-uh-toh-sis] /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural keratoses
[ker-uh-toh-seez] /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
Pathology
1.
any skin disease characterized by a horny growth, as a wart.
2.
any horny growth.
Also, keratoma.
Origin of keratosis
1880-1885
1880-85; kerat- + -osis
Related forms
keratosic, keratotic
[ker-uh-tot-ik] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for keratosis
Historical Examples
  • keratosis of the palms and soles has also been occasionally observed, which, in rare instances, has developed into epithelioma.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • keratosis palmaris et plantaris (symmetric keratodermia), as regards the local condition, is a somewhat similar affection.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Henry Weightman Stelwagon
British Dictionary definitions for keratosis

keratosis

/ˌkɛrəˈtəʊsɪs/
noun (pathol)
1.
any skin condition marked by a horny growth, such as a wart
2.
a horny growth
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keratosis in Medicine

keratosis ker·a·to·sis (kěr'ə-tō'sĭs)
n. pl. ker·a·to·ses (-sēz)
Excessive growth of horny tissue of the skin.


ker'a·tot'ic (-tŏt'ĭk) adj.
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