[ ker-uh-tol-uh-sis ]
/ ˌkɛr əˈtɒl ə sɪs /
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the loosening or shedding of the horny layer of the epidermis.
Pathology. a skin disorder characterized by periodic shedding of the epidermis.
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OTHER WORDS FROM keratolysisker·a·to·lyt·ic [ker-uh-toh-lit-ik], /ˌkɛr ə toʊˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Medical definitions for keratolysis
[ kĕr′ə-tŏl′ĭ-sĭs ]
The separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
A skin disease characterized by a periodic shedding of the epidermis.
Other words from keratolysisker′a•to•lyt′ic (-tō-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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