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hyperkeratosis Line breaks: hyper|kera¦tosis
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəkɛrəˈtəʊsɪs/

Definition of hyperkeratosis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormal thickening of the outer layer of the skin.
Example sentences
  • Most leukoplakias are caused by hyperkeratosis or a thickening of the outer keratin layer.
  • Skin biopsy typically reveals hyperkeratosis and follicular plugging, with superficial and deep lymphocytic infiltrates.
  • Their clinical symptoms were primarily hyperkeratosis and hyperpigmentation, which are well-recognized signs of arsenicalism.
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