[ ker-uh-toh-sis ]
/ ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ sɪs /
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noun, plural ker·a·to·ses [ker-uh-toh-seez]. /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ siz/. Pathology.
any horny growth of keratin on the skin, as a wart.
any horny growth of keratin elsewhere, as on the tonsils.
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OTHER WORDS FROM keratosisker·a·to·sic, ker·a·tot·ic [ker-uh-tot-ik], /ˌkɛr əˈtɒt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use keratosis in a sentence
Keratosis of the palms and soles has also been occasionally observed, which, in rare instances, has developed into epithelioma.
Keratosis palmaris et plantaris (symmetric keratodermia), as regards the local condition, is a somewhat similar affection.
British Dictionary definitions for keratosis
/ (ˌkɛrəˈtəʊsɪs) /
any skin condition marked by a horny growth, such as a wart
a horny growth
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Medical definitions for keratosis
[ kĕr′ə-tō′sĭs ]
n. pl. ker•a•to•ses (-sēz)
Excessive growth of horny tissue of the skin.
Other words from keratosisker′a•tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.
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