Definition of ichthyosis in English:

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ichthyosis

Pronunciation: /ˌikTHēˈōsəs/

noun

Medicine
A congenital skin condition that causes the epidermis to become dry and rough like fish scales.
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
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.

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Syllabification: ich·thy·o·sis

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