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  • adj. dry

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by dryness; of the nature of or pertaining to xerotes or xerosis.


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  • A: Winter itch is a common term for seriously dry skin, also called xerotic eczema.

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  • Examination revealed an irregular, patch of hair loss with xerotic skin.

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  • There are various types of eczema including atopic eczema, contact dermatitis, xerotic eczema and seborrhoeic eczema among several others.



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