[ zeer-uh-dur-muh ]
/ ˌzɪər əˈdɜr mə /
a disease in which the skin becomes dry, hard, and scaly.
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Words nearby xeroderma
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Example sentences from the Web for xeroderma
Such a skin affection, known as icthyosis, xerosis or xeroderma, is usually due to heredity.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for xeroderma
/ (ˌzɪərəʊˈdɜːmə) /
any abnormal dryness of the skin as the result of diminished secretions from the sweat or sebaceous glands
another name for ichthyosis
Derived forms of xerodermaxerodermatic (ˌzɪərəʊdəˈmætɪk) or xerodermatous, adjective
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Medical definitions for xeroderma
[ zîr′ō-dûr′mə ]
Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.
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