xeroses

xerosis

[zi-roh-sis]
noun Medicine/Medical.
1.
abnormal dryness, as of the eye or skin.
2.
normal sclerosis of the tissue in an aged person.

Origin:
1885–90; xer- + -osis

xerotic [zi-rot-ik] , adjective

cirrhosis, xerosis.
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xerosis (zɪˈrəʊsɪs)
 
n
pathol abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes
 
xerotic
 
adj

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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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