Definition of ichthyosis in English:

ichthyosis

Syllabification: ich·thy·o·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌikTHēˈōsis
 
/

noun

Medicine
A congenital skin condition that causes the epidermis to become dry and rough like fish scales.
More example sentences
  • Severe dry skin is a feature of certain genetic diseases such as atopic dermatitis and ichthyosis (fish scale-like skin).
  • Most healthcare professionals know about Arthritis Care and the Alzheimer's Disease Society, but do you know where to find support groups for people with Kawasaki disease, ichthyosis, or acne?
  • The differential diagnosis includes venous stasis dermatitis, pretibial myxedema, filariasis, and ichthyosis.

Derivatives

ichthyotic

Pronunciation: /-ˈätik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The lotions and creams that are required to maintain ichthyotic skin can be very tough on clothes.
  • Affected children present with severe blistering and ichthyotic erythroderma soon after birth.
  • A moisturiser was thus undoubtedly efficacious in ichthyotic skin, but the effect was only temporary.

Definition of ichthyosis in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day oleaginous
Pronunciation: ˌəʊlɪˈadʒɪnəs
adjective
rich in, covered with, or producing oil; oily