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xeroderma

[zeer-uh-dur-muh] /ˌzɪər əˈdɜr mə/
noun, Pathology
1.
a disease in which the skin becomes dry, hard, and scaly.
Origin of xeroderma
1840-1850
1840-50; xero- + -derma
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British Dictionary definitions for xeroderma

xeroderma

/ˌzɪərəʊˈdɜːmə/
noun (pathol)
1.
any abnormal dryness of the skin as the result of diminished secretions from the sweat or sebaceous glands
2.
another name for ichthyosis
Derived Forms
xerodermatic (ˌzɪərəʊdəˈmætɪk), xerodermatous, adjective
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xeroderma in Medicine

xeroderma xe·ro·der·ma (zēr'ō-dûr'mə) or xe·ro·der·mi·a (-mē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.

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