keratosis pilaris

noun

keratosis pi·​la·​ris -pi-ˈler-əs How to pronounce keratosis pilaris (audio)
: a condition marked by the formation of hard conical elevations in the openings of the sebaceous glands especially of the thighs and arms that resemble permanent goose bumps

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“Keratosis pilaris.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/keratosis%20pilaris. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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