lichenification

noun
li·​chen·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \lī-ˌken-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ˌlī-kən- \

Medical Definition of lichenification 

: the process by which skin becomes hardened and leathery or lichenoid usually as a result of chronic irritation also : a patch of skin so modified

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