xeroderma pigmentosum

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξηρός (xērós, dry) δέρμα (dérma, skin) and Latin pigmentōsus (pigmented, stained).

Noun[edit]

xeroderma pigmentosum (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A rare genetic disorder in which DNA damaged by ultraviolet light is not repaired and the skin becomes sensitive to such light; a skin cancer that can subsequently develop