Definition of epidermolysis in English:

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epidermolysis

Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪdəːˈmɒlɪsɪs/
(also epidermolysis bullosa /bʊˈləusə/)

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Loosening of the epidermis, with extensive blistering of the skin and mucous membranes, occurring either after injury or as a spontaneous and potentially dangerous condition, particularly in children.
Example sentences
  • She has been attending Ormond Street Hospital since she was born because she suffers from dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, a painful skin condition.
  • What can you tell me about the skin disorder called epidermolysis bullosa simplex?
  • Defects in some of these junctional complexes are associated with certain blistering diseases, such as epidermolysis bullosa, where there there is an abnormality of anchoring fibrils.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Greek epidermis epidermis + -o- + lusis 'loosening'.

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