Hyperkeratinization

Hyperkeratinization is a disorder of the cells lining the inside of a hair follicle. It is the normal function of these cells to detach or slough off (desquamate) from the skin lining at normal intervals. The dead cells are then forced out of the follicle (primarily by the growing hair). However, in hyperkeratinization, this process is interrupted...
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hyperkeratinization

(hi″pәr-ker″ә-tin″ĭ-za┬┤shәn) excessive development of keratin in the epidermis, usually on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet.
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hyperkeratinization

hyperkeratinization The excessive development or retention of keratin by the epidermis.
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hyperkeratinization

Synonym for hyperkeratosis ... 1. Hypertrophy of the corneous layer of the skin. ... 2a. Any of various conditions marked by hyperkeratosis. ... 2b. A disease of cattle marked by thickening and wringling of the hide and formation of papillary outgrowths on the buccal mucous membranes, often accompanied by watery discharge from eyes and nose, diarrh...
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hyperkeratinization

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pĕr-ker′a-tin-i-zā′shŭn Synonyms: hyperkeratosis
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