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keratose

[ker-uh-tohs] /ˈkɛr əˌtoʊs/
adjective
1.
having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges.
noun
2.
Origin of keratose
1850-1855
1850-55; kerat- + -ose1

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
1880-85; kerat- + -osis
Related forms
keratosic, keratotic
[ker-uh-tot-ik] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for keratoses

keratose

/ˈkɛrəˌtəʊs; -ˌtəʊz/
adjective
1.
(esp of certain sponges) having a horny skeleton

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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keratoses in Medicine

keratose ker·a·tose (kěr'ə-tōs')
adj.
Relating to or characterized by keratosis.

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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