ichthyosis

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Etymology[edit]

Modern Latin, from ichthyo- + -osis.

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  • IPA(key): /ɪkθɪˈəʊsɪs/

Noun[edit]

ichthyosis (countable and uncountable, plural ichthyoses)

  1. (pathology) A disease which gives the sufferer a dry, scaly skin.
    • 1926, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier’, Norton 2005, p. 1506:
      A well-marked case of pseudo-leprosy or ichthyosis, a scale-like affection of the skin, unsightly, obstinate, but possibly curable, and certainly non-infective.

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