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psoriasis

noun pso·ri·a·sis \sə-ˈrī-ə-səs\

medical : a skin disease that causes areas of your skin to become red and rough and to fall off

Full Definition of PSORIASIS

:  a chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered with white scales
pso·ri·at·ic \ˌsr-ē-ˈa-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of PSORIASIS

New Latin, from Greek psōriasis, from psōrian to have the itch, from psōra itch; akin to Greek psēn to rub
First Known Use: circa 1684

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Rhymes with PSORIASIS

psoriasis

noun pso·ri·a·sis \sə-ˈrī-ə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural pso·ri·a·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PSORIASIS

:  a chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered with white scales

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