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ichthyosis

Definitions of ichthyosis
  1. noun
    any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
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    types:
    xeroderma, xerodermia
    a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
    xeroderma pigmentosum
    a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processes are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light
    type of:
    congenital disease, genetic abnormality, genetic defect, genetic disease, genetic disorder, hereditary condition, hereditary disease, inherited disease, inherited disorder
    a disease or disorder that is inherited genetically
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