Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, scaly disease: applied to ichthyosis, psoriasis, and pityriasis.
  • n. A scaly outgrowth; specifically, the ‘horn’ on the nose of the sand-viper, Vipera ammodytes.

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  • The Guerrero species possesses a strikingly distinct color pattern and differs from all other rattlesnakes in aspects of lepidosis.

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