[ pit-uh-roid ]
/ ˈpɪt əˌrɔɪd /
scaly; resembling bran.
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Origin of pityroid
1840–50; <Greek pítȳr(on) bran, scale + -oid
Words nearby pityroid
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Medical definitions for pityroid
[ pĭt′ĭ-roid′ ]
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