[ lahy-ken-uh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ laɪˌkɛn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
a leathery hardening of the skin, usually caused by chronic irritation.
a patch of skin so hardened.
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Medicine definitions for lichenification
[ lī-kĕn′ə-fĭ-kā′shən, lī′kə-nə- ]
Thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis caused by chronic inflammation resulting from prolonged scratching or irritation.
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