keratolysis

noun
ker·​a·​tol·​y·​sis | \ ˌker-ə-ˈtäl-ə-səs \
plural keratolyses\ -​ˌsēz \

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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