a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
Any of various skin diseases characterised by dry hard scaly skin, especially ichthyosis.
a skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. xhro`s dry + de`rma skin.]
Xeroderma or xerodermia, derived from the Greek words for "dry skin," is a condition involving the integumentary system, which in most cases can safely be treated with emollients and/or moisturizers. Xeroderma occurs most commonly on the scalp, lower legs, arms, the knuckles, the sides of the abdomen and thighs. Symptoms most associated with xeroderma are scaling, itching and skin cracking.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
zē-rō-der′ma, n. a morbid state of dryness of the skin due to diminished secretion of the sebaceous glands.
The numerical value of xeroderma in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of xeroderma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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