a hereditary skin disease in which the epidermis continuously flakes off in large scales or plates.
- ich·thy·ot·ic [ik-thee-ot-ik], /ˌɪk θiˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use ichthyosis in a sentence
So are the elbows and the knees; and similar portions of the thighs and the arms may be found affected with ichthyosis.On the Genesis of Species | St. George Mivart
ichthyosis simplex and ichthyosis hystrix, terms commonly employed to designate the mild and severe forms respectively.
How is ichthyosis to be distinguished from eczema, psoriasis, and other scaly inflammatory diseases?
In severe cases of ichthyosis hystrix it may be necessary, also, to employ caustics or the knife.
All however were well nourished, and their functions, save that of the skin (five had acne and one ichthyosis) well performed.The Criminal | Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for ichthyosis
a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scaly: Also called: xeroderma Nontechnical name: fishskin disease
- ichthyotic (ˌɪkθɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
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