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hyperkeratosis

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noun, hy·per·ker·a·to·sis \ˌhī-pər-ˌker-ə-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of hyperkeratosis

plural hyperkeratosesplay \-ˈtō-ˌsēz\

  1. :  hypertrophy of the corneous layer of the skin

hyperkeratotic play \-ˈtä-tik\ adjective


Origin of hyperkeratosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1841


Medical Dictionary

hyperkeratosis

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noun hy·per·ke·ra·to·sis \-ˌker-ə-ˈtō-səs\

Medical Definition of hyperkeratosis

plural hyperkeratoses \-ˈtō-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  hypertrophy of the stratum corneum layer of the skin

  2. 2a:  any of various conditions marked by hyperkeratosisb:  a disease of cattle that is marked by thickening and wrinkling of the hide, by formation of papillary outgrowths on the buccal mucous membranes, and often by a watery discharge from eyes and nose, diarrhea, loss of weight, and abortion of pregnant animals and that is caused especially by ingestion of the chlorinated naphthalene of various lubricating oils, by arsenic poisoning, or by inherited congenital ichthyosis—called also X-disease, XX disease

hyperkeratotic \-ˈtät-ik\play adjective



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