Noun Xeroderma Definition and Examples


Noun:

Xeroderma

Pronunciation:

/ˌzɪərə(ʊ)ˈdəːmə//ˌzɛrə(ʊ)ˈdəːmə/

Definition:
1.

noun

Any of various diseases characterized by extreme dryness of the skin, especially a mild form of ichthyosis.
  1. 'Individual DNA repair capacity strongly influences skin cancer susceptibility as illustrated in cancer prone DNA repair-deficient xeroderma pigmentosutn patients.'
  2. 'These include albinism, xeroderma pigmentosa, Bazex's syndrome, and the naevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome (Gorlin's syndrome).'
((n.) Ichthyosis.|--|(n.) A skin disease characterized by the presence of numerous small pigmented spots resembling freckles, with which are subsequently mingled spots of atrophied skin.|--|)


Origin:
Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from xero- ‘dry’ + Greek derma ‘skin’.

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