rhinoscleroma

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

rhino- +‎ scleroma

Noun[edit]

rhinoscleroma ‎(plural rhinoscleromas or rhinoscleromata)

  1. (medicine) A rare skin disease with very hard, more or less flattened, prominences, appearing first upon the nose and subsequently upon the neighboring parts, especially the lips, palate, and throat.
    • 1909, John Vietch Shoemaker, A practical treatise on diseases of the skin
      The diagnosis of rhinoscleroma is often rendered very difficult, owing to the great resemblance between it and lupus []