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Definition of "xerosis" []

  • Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. (noun)
  • The normal hardening of aging tissue. (noun)
  • Abnormal dryness of bodily tissues, esp the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes (noun)

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Use "xerosis" in a sentence
  • "Prime among these is excessive dryness of the skin termed xerosis and various eczemas."
  • "Dryness (xerosis) affecting first the conjunctivae then the cornea."
  • "[25] Such a skin affection, known as icthyosis, xerosis or xeroderma, is usually due to heredity."