from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mild form of ichthyosis, in which the skin is dry and harsh in consequence of diminished activity of the sudorific and sebaceous glands. Also called dermatoxerasia and dryskin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Ichthyosis.
  • noun A skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology Any of various skin diseases characterised by dry hard scaly skin, especially ichthyosis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin


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  • Would it help if I tagged this with lotion?

    March 17, 2009