psoriasis

noun
pso·​ri·​a·​sis | \ sə-ˈrī-ə-səs How to pronounce psoriasis (audio) \

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 How to pronounce psoriasis (audio) \ adjective or noun

Examples of psoriasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web October 1997 included John Updike ruminating on psoriasis. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Linda Wells on the Evolution of Beauty Journalism," 23 Feb. 2021 In her 20s, Rimes finally found a psoriasis treatment that helped keep her skin clear. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "LeAnn Rimes Shares Photos Showing Her Psoriasis–Here's What to Know About This Chronic Skin Condition," 30 Oct. 2020 That’s why trial and error is a necessary part of psoriasis treatment. Lisa Bain, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Lotions and Creams to Help Ease Psoriasis," 17 Dec. 2020 Kimberly Dillon created Frigg to address hair and skin concerns like itchy scalp, psoriasis, and eczema flare ups brought on by stress. Chelsea Hall, Marie Claire, "30 Black-Owned Hair Care Brands to Shop Now and Always," 10 Dec. 2020 In addition to being vocal about her struggles with psoriasis, Rimes has also been open in recent years about her mental health journey. Brianne Tracy, PEOPLE.com, "LeAnn Rimes Opens Up About How Sharing Psoriasis, Mental Health Struggles Has Been 'Liberating'," 30 Nov. 2020 That was in the '80s, and psoriasis wasn't openly talked about. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "LeAnn Rimes Shares Photos Showing Her Psoriasis–Here's What to Know About This Chronic Skin Condition," 30 Oct. 2020 Seborrheic dermatitis occurs on your scalp and is often called seborrheic eczema or seborrheic psoriasis, the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Know When Your Dry Skin Is Actually Eczema," 6 Oct. 2020 Melodic Elements also sells specialty products like African black soap imported from Ghana, which helps heal skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Shop local: Here are 5 holiday gift ideas from Black-owned businesses in Louisville," 12 Nov. 2020

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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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6 Mar 2021

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“Psoriasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psoriasis. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce psoriasis (audio) \
plural psoriases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce psoriasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of psoriasis

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

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