- the loosening or shedding of the horny layer of the epidermis.
- Pathology. a skin disorder characterized by periodic shedding of the epidermis.
Origin of keratolysis
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- The separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
- A skin disease characterized by a periodic shedding of the epidermis.
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