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keratose

[ker-uh-tohs]
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adjective
  1. having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges.
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noun
  1. keratode.
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Origin of keratose

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

keratosis

[ker-uh-toh-sis]
noun, plural ker·a·to·ses [ker-uh-toh-seez] /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ siz/. Pathology.
  1. any skin disease characterized by a horny growth, as a wart.
  2. any horny growth.
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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

keratose

adjective
  1. (esp of certain sponges) having a horny skeleton
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keratosis

noun pathol
  1. any skin condition marked by a horny growth, such as a wart
  2. a horny growth
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keratoses in Medicine

keratose

(kĕrə-tōs′)
adj.
  1. Relating to or characterized by keratosis.
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keratosis

(kĕr′ə-tōsĭs)
n. pl. ker•a•to•ses (-sēz)
  1. Excessive growth of horny tissue of the skin.
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Related formsker′a•totic (-tŏtĭk) adj.
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