Origin of psoriasisModern Latin from Classical Greek ps?riasis from ps?ra, an itch, akin to ps?n, to rub, scratch, psammos, sand
Origin of psoriasisGreek psōriāsis itch, mange from psōriān to have the itch from psōrā itch
(countable and uncountable, plural psoriases)
- (pathology) A noncontagious disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath when scratched.
From Ancient Greek ÏˆÏ‰ÏÎ¯Î±ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (psÅriasis), from ÏˆÏŽÏÎ± (psÅra, “itch") (English psora) + -ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚ (-sis, “nouns of action") (English -sis).