psoriasis

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noun pso·ri·a·sis \sə-ˈrī-ə-səs\

Definition of psoriasis

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

psoriatic

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

Origin and Etymology 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


PSORIASIS Defined for English Language Learners

psoriasis

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noun pso·ri·a·sis \sə-ˈrī-ə-səs\

Definition of psoriasis for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

psoriasis

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noun pso·ri·a·sis \sə-ˈrī-ə-səs\

Medical Definition of psoriasis

plural

psoriases

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



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