Psoriasis Definition

sə-rīə-sĭs
noun
A chronic skin disease characterized by scaly, reddish patches.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Psoriasis

Noun

Singular:
psoriasis
Plural:
psoriases

Origin of Psoriasis

  • From Ancient Greek ψωρίασις (psōriasis), from ψώρα (psōra, “itch") (English psora) + -σις (-sis, “nouns of action") (English -sis).

    From Wiktionary

  • Greek psōriāsis itch, mange from psōriān to have the itch from psōrā itch

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

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