keratolysis

noun

ker·​a·​tol·​y·​sis ˌker-ə-ˈtäl-ə-səs How to pronounce keratolysis (audio)
plural keratolyses -ˌsēz How to pronounce keratolysis (audio)
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 5 Mar. 2024.

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