Definition of psoriasis
: a chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered with white scales
psoriaticplay \ˌsȯr-ē-ˈa-tik\ adjective or noun
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Research has linked shifts in the microbiome to inflammatory issues such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne.
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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
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
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