a skin condition marked by an overgrowth of layers of horny skin

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  • Keratosis — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda La keratosis es una enfermedad de la piel que consiste en la acumulación de keratina en los folículos de los vellos de la piel. Se presenta en forma de protuberancias blancas o rojas, que a menudo son confundidas con …   Wikipedia Español

  • keratosis — [ker΄ə tō′sis] n. pl. keratoses [ker΄ə tō′sēz΄] [ModL < KERAT(O) + OSIS] 1. a horny growth of the skin, as a wart 2. any disease characterized by horny growths …   English World dictionary

  • Keratosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D007642 Keratosis is a growth of keratin on the skin. More specifically, it can refer to: * actinic… …   Wikipedia

  • keratosis — keratosic, keratotic /ker euh tot ik/, adj. /ker euh toh sis/, n., pl. keratoses / seez/. Pathol. 1. any skin disease characterized by a horny growth, as a wart. 2. any horny growth. Also, keratoma. [1880 85; KERAT + OSIS] * * * ▪ …   Universalium

  • Keratosis — A localized overgrowth of the upper layer of skin. Common forms of keratosis include aging (senile keratosis) and sun exposure (actinic keratosis). * * * Any lesion on the epidermis marked by the presence of circumscribed overgrowths of the horny …   Medical dictionary

  • keratosis — noun /ˌkɛrəˈtəʊsɪs,ˌkɛrəˈtoʊsɪs/ The condition of keratin growing on the skin. See Also: actinic keratosis, seborrheic keratosis, keratosis pilaris …   Wiktionary

  • keratosis — /kɛrəˈtoʊsəs/ (say keruh tohsuhs) noun (plural keratoses /kɛrəˈtoʊsiz/ (say keruh tohseez)) a pathological but harmless condition of the skin characterised by a horny or scaly growth, as a wart. See seborrhoeic keratosis, solar keratosis.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • keratosis — noun (plural keratoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1885 an area of skin marked by overgrowth of horny tissue • keratotic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • keratosis — n. skin disease which causes horny growths (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keratosis — [ˌkɛrə təʊsɪs] noun (plural keratoses) Medicine a horny growth, especially on the skin …   English new terms dictionary

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