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dyskeratosis

(dĭs-kĕr′ə-tōsĭs)
n.
  1. Premature keratinization in cells that are not in the keratinizing surface layer of the skin.
  2. Keratinization of the corneal epithelium.
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Related formsdys•ker′a•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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