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xeroderma pigmentosum

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

  • noun A rare hereditary skin disorder caused by a defect in the enzymes that repair DNA damaged by ultraviolet light.

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  • noun medicine A rare genetic disorder in which DNA damaged by ultraviolet light is not repaired and the skin becomes sensitive to such light; a skin cancer that can subsequently develop

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  • noun a rare genetic condition characterized by an eruption of exposed skin occurring in childhood and photosensitivity with severe sunburn; inherited as a recessive autosomal trait in which DNA repair processes are defective so they are more likely to chromosome breaks and cancers when exposed to ultraviolet light

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin xēroderma pigmentōsum : xēroderma, xeroderma + pigmentōsum, neuter of pigmentōsus, of pigment.]

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From Ancient Greek ξηρός (ksēros, "dry") δέρμα (derma, "skin") and Latin pigmentōsus ("pigmented, stained").

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