hyperkeratosis

A condition marked by thickening of the outer layer of the skin, which is made of keratin (a tough, protective protein). It can result from normal use (corns, calluses), chronic inflammation (eczema), or genetic disorders (X-linked ichthyosis, ichthyosis vulgaris).

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  • hyperkeratosis — [hī΄pər ker΄ə tō′sis] n. pl. hyperkeratoses [hī΄pər ker΄ə tō′sēz΄] [ HYPER + KERATOSIS] 1. an increase in the thickness of the horny layer of the skin 2. an increase of the cells of the cornea of the eye hyperkeratotic [hī΄pər ker΄ətät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hyperkeratosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 20624 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|701.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Hyperkeratosis results when an excess of proteins called keratins are produced. In humans …   Wikipedia

  • hyperkeratosis — hyperkeratotic /huy peuhr ker euh tot ik/, adj. /huy peuhr ker euh toh sis/, n. 1. Pathol. a. proliferation of the cells of the cornea. b. a thickening of the horny layer of the skin. 2. Also called x disease. Vet. Pathol. a disease of cattle… …   Universalium

  • hyperkeratosis — Thickening of the horny layer of the epidermis or mucous membrane. SEE ALSO: keratoderma, keratosis. SYN: hyperkeratinization. h. congenita SYN: ichthyosis vulgaris. diffuse h. of palms and soles an …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — “+ noun (plural hyperkeratoses) Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + keratosis 1. : hypertrophy of the corneous layer of the skin 2. a. : any of various conditions marked by hyperkeratosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — noun (plural hyperkeratoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1841 hypertrophy of the corneous layer of the skin • hyperkeratotic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — noun Excess keratin formation on the skin surface, as can be seen in a number of dermatologic conditions. See Also: hypokeratosis …   Wiktionary

  • hyperkeratosis — n. abnormal thickening of the skin (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — [ˌhʌɪpəkɛrə təʊsɪs] noun Medicine abnormal thickening of the outer layer of the skin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — hy·per·keratosis …   English syllables

  • hyperkeratosis — n. thickening of the outer horny layer of the skin. It may occur as an inherited disorder, affecting the palms and soles …   The new mediacal dictionary

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