Loosening of the skin or atrophy of the skin by disease; erroneously used as a synonym for cutis laxa. SYN: dermolysis. [dermato- + G. lysis, a loosening]

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der·ma·tol·y·sis (dur″mə-tolґə-sis) [dermato- + -lysis] 1. loosening of the skin; called also dermolysis. 2. formerly, a synonym for cutis laxa.

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  • Dermatolysis — (griech.), abnorme Schlaffheit und Dehnbarkeit der Haut …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dermatolysis — Der|ma|to|ly|sis, die; [↑Lysis] (Med.): angeborene Schlaffheit der Haut …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Dermatolysis — Dermato|ly̲sis [zu ↑Derma u. gr. λυειν = lösen, auflösen] w; ,̲sen (in fachspr. Fügungen:̱ses): angeborene ausgedehnte Faltenbildung der Haut …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Dermatolysis — Der|ma|to|ly|sis die; , ...sen <zu gr. lýsis »(Auf)lösung«> angeborene Hautschlaffheit (Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • dermatolysis — n. looseness of the skin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dermatolysis palpebrarum — blepharochalasis …   Medical dictionary

  • dermolysis — SYN: dermatolysis. * * * der·mol·y·sis (der molґĭ sis) dermatolysis …   Medical dictionary

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  • Cutis laxa — Classification and external resources ICD 10 L57.4, Q82.8 (ILDS Q82.816) ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Dermatologie — Dermatologīe (grch.), Hautlehre; Dermatolȳsis, abnorme Dehnbarkeit und Schlaffheit der Haut, so daß sich Falten abheben lassen; Dermatomykōse, durch parasitische Pilze verursachte Hautkrankheit; Dermatonōse, Dermatōse, Hautkrankheit;… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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