lichenification

[lahy-ken-uh-fi-key-shuh n]

noun Medicine/Medical.

a leathery hardening of the skin, usually caused by chronic irritation.
a patch of skin so hardened.

Origin of lichenification

First recorded in 1890–95; lichen + -i- + -fication
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lichenification in Medicine

lichenification

[lī-kĕn′ə-fĭ-kāshən, lī′kə-nə-]

n.

Thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis caused by chronic inflammation resulting from prolonged scratching or irritation.
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