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lichenification

[ lahy-ken-uh-fi-key-shuhn ]
/ laɪˌkɛn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a leathery hardening of the skin, usually caused by chronic irritation.
a patch of skin so hardened.
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Origin of lichenification

First recorded in 1890–95; lichen + -i- + -fication
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Medical definitions for lichenification

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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