American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A congenital, often hereditary skin disease marked by dry, thickened, scaly skin. Also called fishskin disease.
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.
- n. pathology A disease which gives the sufferer a dry, scaly skin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) A disease in which the skin is thick, rough, and scaly; -- called also
- n. any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
- Modern Latin, from ichthyo- + -osis. (Wiktionary)
“A physician used hypnosis to improve by 90 percent a congenital disease known as ichthyosis, or fish skin disease; in this affliction the skin becomes black and scaly.”
“Ichthyosis is a disease of the skin characterized by a morbid development of the papillæ and thickening of the epidermic lamellæ; according as the skin is affected over a larger or smaller area, or only the epithelial lining of the follicles, it is known as ichthyosis diffusa, or ichthyosis follicularis.”
“Ichthyosis is a disease of the skin characterized by a morbid development of the papillae and thickening of the epidermic lamellae; according as the skin is affected over a larger or smaller area, or only the epithelial lining of the follicles, it is known as ichthyosis diffusa, or ichthyosis follicularis.”
“A decoction of its root is highly efficacious in obstinate cases of the kind of skin disease called ichthyosis, and when taken in large quantity -- as well, indeed, as the decoction of any of the fusiform dockroots -- it acts as a purgative, in the same manner as the powder or the tincture of Turkey rhubarb.”
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“More serious dry skin conditions, such as the inherited group of disorders called ichthyosis, can sometimes be disfiguring enough to cause psychological distress.”
“It occurs to some extent in certain systemic diseases and also in some affections of the skin, such as ichthyosis; nerve-injuries may give rise to localized sweat-suppression.”
“If you have more serious skin diseases, such as ichthyosis or psoriasis, your doctor may prescribe prescription creams and ointments or other treatments in addition to home care.”
“Despite her heavy beard and his ichthyosis a sweet romance blossomed between the unique couple.”
“Chronic eczema, ichthyosis and psoriasis are symptoms of toxic skin irritation and can usually be easily remedied with diet directed toward eliminating a thyroid imbalance.”
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