any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
A disease which gives the sufferer a dry, scaly skin.
Origin: Modern , from ichthyo- + -osis.
a disease in which the skin is thick, rough, and scaly; -- called also fishskin
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. 'ichqy`s fish.]
Ichthyosis is a heterogeneous family of at least 28, generalized, mostly genetic skin disorders. All types of ichthyosis have dry, thickened, scaly or flaky skin. In many types there is cracked skin, which is said to resemble the scales on a fish; the word ichthyosis comes from the Ancient Greek ιχθύς, meaning "fish." The severity of symptoms can vary enormously, from the mildest types such as ichthyosis vulgaris which may be mistaken for normal dry skin up to life-threatening conditions such as harlequin type ichthyosis. The most common type of ichthyosis is ichthyosis vulgaris, accounting for more than 95% of cases.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ik-thi-ō′sis, n. a disease in which the skin becomes hardened, thickened, rough, and almost horny in severe cases.—adj. Ichthyot′ic. [Gr. ichthys, a fish.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Any of several generalized skin disorders characterized by dryness, roughness, and scaliness, due to hypertrophy of the stratum corneum epidermis. Most are genetic, but some are acquired, developing in association with other systemic disease or genetic syndrome.
The numerical value of ichthyosis in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of ichthyosis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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