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Princeton's WordNet

  1. xeroderma, xerodermia(noun)

    a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin


  1. xeroderma(Noun)

    Any of various skin diseases characterised by dry hard scaly skin, especially ichthyosis.

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  1. Xeroderma(noun)


  2. Xeroderma(noun)

    a skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin

  3. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. xhro`s dry + de`rma skin.]


  1. Xeroderma

    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.

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