keratolysis

1. Separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis. ... 2. Specifically, a disease characterised by a shedding of the epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals. ... Synonym: deciduous skin. ... Origin: kerato-+ G. Lysis, loosening ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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keratolysis

Type: Term Pronunciation: ker′ă-tol′i-sis Definitions: 1. Separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis. 2. Specifically, a disease characterized by a shedding of the epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals. Synonyms: deciduous skin
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