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xerosis

[zi-roh-sis] /zɪˈroʊ sɪs/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
abnormal dryness, as of the eye or skin.
2.
normal sclerosis of the tissue in an aged person.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; xer- + -osis
Related forms
xerotic
[zi-rot-ik] /zɪˈrɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Can be confused
cirrhosis, xerosis.
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British Dictionary definitions for xeroses

xerosis

/zɪˈrəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(pathol) abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes
Derived Forms
xerotic (zɪˈrɒtɪk) adjective
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xeroses in Medicine

xerosis xe·ro·sis (zĭ-rō'sĭs)
n. pl. xe·ro·ses (-sēz)

  1. Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.

  2. The normal hardening of aging tissue.

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