xerodermia

Definitions of xerodermia
  1. noun
    a mild form of ichthyosis characterized by abnormal dryness and roughness of the skin
    synonyms: xeroderma
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    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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