li·​chen·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion lī-ˌken-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce lichenification (audio) ˌlī-kən- How to pronounce lichenification (audio)
: 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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“Lichenification.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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