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lichenification

[lahy-ken-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /laɪˌkɛn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
a leathery hardening of the skin, usually caused by chronic irritation.
2.
a patch of skin so hardened.
Origin of lichenification
1890-1895
1890-95; lichen + -i- + -fication
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lichenification in Medicine

lichenification li·chen·i·fi·ca·tion (lī-kěn'ə-fĭ-kā'shən, lī'kə-nə-)
n.
Thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis caused by chronic inflammation resulting from prolonged scratching or irritation.

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