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 ps&omacron;ri&amacron;sis, itch, mange, from ps&omacron;ri&amacron;n, to have the itch, from ps&omacron;r&amacron;, 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).