Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
  • noun A skin disease characterized by a periodic shedding of the epidermis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ceratolysis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The removal of dead surface skin cells, used to treat various types of wart.
  • noun pathology The periodic exfoliation of the epidermis

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Examples

  • There is a rare and curious condition known as ` ` deciduous skin '' or keratolysis, in which the owners possess a skin, which, like that of a serpent, is periodically cast off, that of the limbs coming off like the finger of a glove.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • There is a rare and curious condition known as "deciduous skin" or keratolysis, in which the owners possess a skin, which, like that of a serpent, is periodically cast off, that of the limbs coming off like the finger of a glove.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • hanya27's diary hanya27's Diaryland Diary keratolysis exfoliativa

    keratolysis exfoliativa

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