abnormal dryness, as of the eye or skin.
normal sclerosis of the tissue in an aged person.
Origin of xerosis
1885–90; xer- + -osis
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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
pathol abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes
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n. pl. xe•ro•ses (-sēz)
Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.
The normal hardening of aging tissue.
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