ichthyosis definition by Webster's New World
a congenital, hereditary skin disease characterized by roughening and thickening of the horny layer of the skin, producing dryness and scaling
Origin: ModL: see ichthy(o)- and amp; -osis
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- ichthyotic adjective
ichthyosis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A congenital, often hereditary skin disease marked by dry, thickened, scaly skin. Also called fishskin disease.
ichthyosis - Medical Definition
A congenital, often hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin. Also called alligator skin, fish skin, fishskin disease, ichthyosis sauroderma.