- a hereditary skin disease in which the epidermis continuously flakes off in large scales or plates.
Origin of ichthyosis
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In ichthyosis, lepra, psoriasis, and some other scaly skin diseases.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
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.
- a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scalyAlso called: xeroderma Nontechnical name: fishskin disease
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Word Origin and History for ichthyosis
1815, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -osis.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A congenital, often hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin.alligator skin fish skin fishskin disease ichthyosis sauroderma
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