Why turkey has the same name as Turkey
1680s, from medical Latin psoriasis, in Late Latin "mange, scurvy," from Greek psoriasis "being itchy," from psorian "to have the itch," from psora "itch, mange, scab," related to psen "to rub" (see psilo-). Related: Psoriatic.
psoriasis pso·ri·a·sis (sə-rī'ə-sĭs)
A noncontagious inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurring reddish patches covered with silvery scales.
psoriatic pso·ri·at·ic (sôr'ē-āt'ĭk) or pso·ri·a·sic (sə-rī'ə-sĭs)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of psoriasis.