xerodermia

Definitions of xerodermia
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n a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin

Synonyms:
xeroderma
Types:
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:
ichthyosis
any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish

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