Definitions for xerosiszɪˈroʊ sɪs

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xe•ro•siszɪˈroʊ sɪs(n.)

  1. abnormal dryness of the skin, eyeballs, or mucous membranes.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of xerosis:

1885–90; < Gk xēr(ós) dry

xe•rot′ic-ˈrɒt ɪk(adj.)


  1. xerosis(Noun)



  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 or moisturizers. Xeroderma occurs most commonly on the scalp, lower legs, arms, hands, the knuckles, the sides of the abdomen, and thighs. Symptoms most associated with xeroderma are scaling, itching, and skin cracking.


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