hyperkeratosis

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

Definition of hyperkeratosis

plural hyperkeratoses play \ˌhī-pər-ˌker-ə-ˈtō-ˌsēz\
: hypertrophy of the corneous layer of the skin

hyperkeratotic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˌker-ə-ˈtä-tik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hyperkeratosis

New Latin


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hyperkeratosis

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

medical Definition of hyperkeratosis

plural hyperkeratoses play \-ˈtō-ˌsēz\
1 : hypertrophy of the stratum corneum layer of the skin
2 a : any of various conditions marked by hyperkeratosis
b : 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

play \-ˈtät-ik\ adjective

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