pityriasis

noun
pit·​y·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌpi-ti-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce pityriasis (audio) \

Definition of pityriasis

: any of various skin conditions of humans or domestic animals marked by dry scaling patches of skin

Examples of pityriasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 July 2018 Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 July 2018 Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 July 2018 Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 July 2018 Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 July 2018 Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 July 2018 Claudia Sulewski Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Teen Vogue, 23 July 2018 Shah says the large, scaly flakes from the videos could also be pityriasis amiantacea, which is a severe form of seborrheic dermatitis that is a result of psoriasis, eczema, or even a fungal infection. Jessica Cruel, Allure, 20 July 2018

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First Known Use of pityriasis

1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pityriasis

New Latin, from Greek, from pityron scurf

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“Pityriasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pityriasis. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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pityriasis

noun
pit·​y·​ri·​a·​sis | \ ˌpit-ə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce pityriasis (audio) \
plural pityriases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce pityriasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of pityriasis

1 : any of several skin diseases marked by the formation and desquamation of fine scales
2 : a disease of domestic animals marked by dry epithelial scales or scurf due to alteration of the function of the sebaceous glands and possibly associated with digestive disorders

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