- an increase in the thickness of the horny layer of the skin
- an increase of the cells of the cornea of the eye
Origin of hyperkeratosishyper- + keratosis
Hypertrophy of the cornea or the horny layer of the skin.
- (pathology) Excess keratin formation on the skin surface, as can be seen in a number of dermatologic conditions.
hyper- + keratosis