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ichthyosis

[ik-thee-oh-sis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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(o)-, -osis
Related formsich·thy·ot·ic [ik-thee-ot-ik] /ˌɪk θiˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ichthyotic

ichthyosis

noun
  1. a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scalyAlso called: xeroderma Nontechnical name: fishskin disease
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Derived Formsichthyotic (ˌɪkθɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for ichthyotic

ichthyosis

n.

1815, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -osis.

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ichthyotic in Medicine

ichthyotic

(ĭk′thē-ŏtĭk)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or characterized by ichthyosis.
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ichthyosis

(ĭk′thē-ōsĭs)
n.
  1. A congenital, often hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin.alligator skin fish skin fishskin disease ichthyosis sauroderma
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