[ zi-roh-sis ]
/ zɪˈroʊ sɪs /
abnormal dryness, as of the eye or skin.
normal sclerosis of the tissue in an aged person.
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Origin of xerosis
1885–90; xer- + -osis
OTHER WORDS FROM xerosisxe·rot·ic [zi-rot-ik] /zɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH xerosiscirrhosis xerosis
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Example sentences from the Web for xerosis
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 xerosis
/ (zɪˈrəʊsɪs) /
pathol abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes
Derived forms of xerosisxerotic (zɪˈrɒtɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for xerosis
[ zĭ-rō′sĭs ]
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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