from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A congenital, often hereditary skin disease marked by dry, thickened, scaly skin. Also called fishskin disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disease which gives the sufferer a dry, scaly skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disease in which the skin is thick, rough, and scaly; -- called also fishskin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a congenital disease of the epidermis, in which it presents the form of hard dry scales and plates. Also called fish-skin disease.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
Modern Latin, from ichthyo- + -osis. (Wiktionary)