from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.
- n. The normal hardening of aging tissue.
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- n. dryness
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as xeransis.
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Prime among these is excessive dryness of the skin termed xerosis and various eczemas.
Dryness (xerosis) affecting first the conjunctivae then the cornea.
 Such a skin affection, known as icthyosis, xerosis or xeroderma, is usually due to heredity.
Because data on prevalence rates are scant, other sequelae of xerophthalmia due to VAD, such as corneal xerosis and keratomalacia, are not considered.
Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin (xerosis), and made more complicated if the skin around the rim of the heel is thick (callus).
Ordinary dry skin (xerosis) usually isn't serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly, turning plump cells into shriveled ones and creating fine lines and wrinkles.
Dry skin (xerosis) usually isn't serious but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly turning plump cells into shriveled ones and creating fine [...]
The first symptom is fatigue, followed by a wide variety of cutaneous symptoms, including follicular hyperkeratosis, perifollicular hemorrhages, ecchymoses, xerosis, leg edema, and bent or coiled body hairs.
Dry skin or xerosis is a common problem in which the skin loses moisture, crack, irritates and inflames.
(xerosis); they did not respond even if burned with an electric cauterisor.