dyskeratosis

[ dĭs-kĕr′ə-tōsĭs ]

n.

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