Pityriasis definition

pĭtĭ-rīə-sĭs
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Any of various skin diseases of humans and animals, characterized by epidermal shedding of flaky scales.
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Any of various skin diseases characterized by the shedding of scaly flakes of epidermis.
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A skin disease of domestic animals, characterized by the formation of dry scales.
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Any of various skin diseases of humans and animals, characterized by epidermal shedding of flaky scales.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Pityriaseidae — the Bornean bristlehead.
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Origin of pityriasis

  • Greek pitūriāsis from pitūron grain husk, dandruff

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition