ichthyosis

[ 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.

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Origin of ichthyosis

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ichthyosis

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

ichthyosis
/ (ˌɪkθɪˈəʊsɪs) /

noun

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

Derived forms of ichthyosis

ichthyotic (ˌɪkθɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for ichthyosis

ichthyosis
[ ĭk′thē-ōsĭs ]

n.

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