- a disease in which the skin becomes dry, hard, and scaly.
Origin of xeroderma
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Such a skin affection, known as icthyosis, xerosis or xeroderma, is usually due to heredity.Applied Eugenics
Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
- any abnormal dryness of the skin as the result of diminished secretions from the sweat or sebaceous glands
- another name for ichthyosis
- Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.