xerosis

Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes. [xero- + G. -osis, condition]
- x. parenchymatosus superficial drying of the conjunctiva due to diffuse scarring, with closure of the lacrimal gland openings.

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xe·ro·sis zi-'rō-səs n, pl xe·ro·ses -.sēz abnormal dryness of a body part or tissue (as the skin or conjunctiva)

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n.
abnormal dryness of the conjunctiva, the skin, or the mucous membranes. Xerosis affecting the conjunctiva is due not to decreased production of tears but to changes in the membrane itself, which becomes thickened and grey in the area exposed when the eyelids are open.

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xe·ro·sis (zēr-oґsis) [Gr. xērosis] abnormal dryness, as of the eye, skin, or mouth. Cf. dehydration. xerotic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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