pityroid

[ pit-uh-roid ]
/ ˈpɪt əˌrɔɪd /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

scaly; resembling bran.

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Origin of pityroid

1840–50; <Greek pítȳr(on) bran, scale + -oid
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Medical definitions for pityroid

pityroid
[ pĭtĭ-roid′ ]

adj.

Furfuraceous.
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