psoriasis

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From Ancient Greek ψωρίασις (psōríasis), from ψώρα (psṓra, itch) (English psora) + -σις (-sis, nouns of action) (English -sis).

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psoriasis (countable and uncountable, plural psoriases)

  1. (pathology) A noncontagious disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath when scratched.

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