keratose

[ ker-uh-tohs ]
/ ˈkɛr əˌtoʊs /

adjective

having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges.

noun

Origin of keratose

First recorded in 1850–55; kerat- + -ose1

Definition for keratoses (2 of 2)

keratosis

[ ker-uh-toh-sis ]
/ ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural ker·a·to·ses [ker-uh-toh-seez] /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ siz/. Pathology.

any skin disease characterized by a horny growth, as a wart.
any horny growth.
Also keratoma.

Origin of keratosis

First recorded in 1880–85; kerat- + -osis
Related formsker·a·to·sic, ker·a·tot·ic [ker-uh-tot-ik] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for keratoses (1 of 2)

keratose

/ (ˈkɛrəˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz) /

adjective

(esp of certain sponges) having a horny skeleton

British Dictionary definitions for keratoses (2 of 2)

keratosis

/ (ˌkɛrəˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun pathol

any skin condition marked by a horny growth, such as a wart
a horny growth
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Medicine definitions for keratoses (1 of 2)

keratose

[ kĕrə-tōs′ ]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by keratosis.

Medicine definitions for keratoses (2 of 2)

keratosis

[ kĕr′ə-tōsĭs ]

n. pl. ker•a•to•ses (-sēz)

Excessive growth of horny tissue of the skin.
Related formsker′a•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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