[ ik-thee-oh-sis ]
/ ˌɪk θiˈoʊ sɪs /

noun Pathology.

a hereditary skin disease in which the epidermis continuously flakes off in large scales or plates.

Origin of ichthyosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1805–15; see origin at ichthy(o)-, -osis

Related forms

ich·thy·ot·ic [ik-thee-ot-ik] /ˌɪk θiˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ichthyosis


/ (ˌɪkθɪˈəʊsɪs) /


a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scalyAlso called: xeroderma Nontechnical name: fishskin disease

Derived Forms

ichthyotic (ˌɪkθɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for ichthyosis


[ ĭk′thē-ōsĭs ]


A congenital, often hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin.alligator skin fish skin fishskin disease ichthyosis sauroderma
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