- a hereditary skin disease in which the epidermis continuously flakes off in large scales or plates.
Origin of ichthyosis
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- a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scalyAlso called: xeroderma Nontechnical name: fishskin disease
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1815, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys "fish" + -osis.
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- Of, relating to, or characterized by ichthyosis.
- A congenital, often hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin.alligator skin fish skin fishskin disease ichthyosis sauroderma
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