noun Pathology.

a disease of the horny layer of the skin, especially of the soles or palms.

Also ker·a·to·der·mi·a [ker-uh-toh-dur-mee-uh] /ˌkɛr ə toʊˈdɜr mi ə/.

Origin of keratoderma

First recorded in 1930–35; kerato- + derma1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

keratoderma in Medicine




A horny covering or growth, especially of the skin.
A generalized thickening of the stratum corneum.
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