xerosis

[ zi-roh-sis ]
/ zɪˈroʊ sɪs /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

abnormal dryness, as of the eye or skin.
normal sclerosis of the tissue in an aged person.

Nearby words

  1. xerophthalmia,
  2. xerophyte,
  3. xeroradiograph,
  4. xeroradiography,
  5. xerosere,
  6. xerostomia,
  7. xerothermic,
  8. xerotic,
  9. xerox,
  10. xerus

Origin of xerosis

1885–90; xer- + -osis

Related formsxe·rot·ic [zi-rot-ik] /zɪˈrɒt ɪk/, adjective

Can be confusedcirrhosis xerosis

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Examples 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

xerosis

/ (zɪˈrəʊsɪs) /

noun

pathol abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes
Derived Formsxerotic (zɪˈrɒtɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for xerosis

xerosis

[ zĭ-rōsĭs ]

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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