keratolysis

noun
ker·​a·​tol·​y·​sis | \ ˌker-ə-ˈtäl-ə-səs How to pronounce keratolysis (audio) \
plural keratolyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce keratolyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of keratolysis

1 : the process of breaking down or dissolving keratin
2 : a skin disease marked by peeling of the horny layer of the epidermis

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“Keratolysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/keratolysis. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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