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)



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