[ hahy-per-ker-uh-toh-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˌkɛr əˈtoʊ sɪs /
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- proliferation of the cells of the cornea.
- a thickening of the horny layer of the skin.
Also called x-disease. Veterinary Pathology. a disease of cattle resulting from their physical contact with or eating of objects or food contaminated by wood preservatives or machinery lubricants containing highly chlorinated naphthalenes, characterized by thickening and hardening of the skin, abnormal secretion of tears and saliva, and diarrhea.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hyperkeratosishy·per·ker·a·tot·ic [hahy-per-ker-uh-tot-ik], /ˌhaɪ pərˌkɛr əˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperkeratosis
/ (ˌhaɪpəˌkɛrəˈtəʊsɪs) /
pathol overgrowth and thickening of the outer layer of the skin
Derived forms of hyperkeratosishyperkeratotic (ˌhaɪpəˌkɛrəˈtɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperkeratosis
[ hī′pər-kĕr′ə-tō′sĭs ]
n. pl. hy•per•ker•a•to•ses (-sēz)
Hypertrophy of the cornea or the horny layer of the skin.hyperkeratinization
Other words from hyperkeratosishy′per•ker′a•tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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