Definitions for xerosiszɪˈroʊ sɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
abnormal dryness of the skin, eyeballs, or mucous membranes.
Origin of xerosis:
1885–90; < Gk xēr(ós) dry
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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