psoriasis

noun
pso·ri·a·sis | \sə-ˈrī-ə-səs \

Definition of psoriasis 

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

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Other Words from psoriasis

psoriatic \ˌsȯr-ē-ˈa-tik \ adjective or noun

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Kim Kardashian West has long been open about her experience with psoriasis. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kim Kardashian Reveals She Treats Her Psoriasis With This At-Home Phototherapy Device," 12 June 2018 Same goes with psoriasis, a condition that causes sore, irritated, scaly blotches of skin, and rosacea, which can lead to reddened facial skin and bumps that might feel hot and tender to the touch. Zahra Barnes, SELF, "Here's How Stress Actually Impacts Your Skin," 14 May 2018 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the Middle East where the fish are native, Garra rufa have been used as a treatment for individuals with skin diseases like psoriasis. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Woman lost her toenails after fish pedicure," 5 July 2018 The company is also developing an oral psoriasis drug. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Escalier Biosciences raises $19 million," 16 Mar. 2018 Year-long flakes may indicate a skin condition, like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis, a kind of eczema. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "The Best Dandruff Shampoos for Every Type of Hair," 19 Jan. 2018 Many common skin rashes such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis (eczema), rosacea, and hives can worsen from stress. Sarah Ban, SELF, "I Tried Hypnosis for Insomnia. Then My Skin Cleared Up.," 1 Apr. 2018 One study found this method to be effective in treating psoriasis. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Woman lost her toenails after fish pedicure," 5 July 2018 This is the case with conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea, as well as generally sensitive skin. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "11 Things Dermatologists Want You to Know About Sensitive Skin," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of psoriasis

circa 1684, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psoriasis

New Latin, from Greek psōriasis, from psōrian to have the itch, from psōra itch; akin to Greek psēn to rub

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The first known use of psoriasis was circa 1684

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psoriasis

noun

English Language Learners Definition of psoriasis

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

psoriasis

noun
pso·ri·a·sis | \sə-ˈrī-ə-səs \
plural psoriases\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of psoriasis 

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

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