xerotic

Dry; affected with xerosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • xerotic — (adj.) 1901, from xerosis (1890), Modern Latin, from Gk. xerosis, from xeros dry (see XERASIA (Cf. xerasia)) + OSIS (Cf. osis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • xerotic — / rotˈ/ adjective Of bodily tissues, abnormally dry • • • Main Entry: ↑xero …   Useful english dictionary

  • xerotic — en·do·xerotic; …   English syllables

  • xerotic — adjective dry See Also: xerosis …   Wiktionary

  • xerotic — adj. dry, excessively dry (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Xerotic eczema — (also known as Eczema craquelé , Pruritus hiemalis , Asteatotic eczema , Winter itch [1]:81, Desiccation dermatitis, and Winter eczema [2]) is a form of eczema that is characterized by changes that occur when skin becomes abnormally dry, itchy,… …   Wikipedia

  • xerotic keratitis — dryness of the cornea, usually preceding keratomalacia …   Medical dictionary

  • xerosis — xerotic /zi rot ik/, adj. /zi roh sis/, n. Med. 1. abnormal dryness, as of the eye or skin. 2. normal sclerosis of the tissue in an aged person. [1885 90; XER + OSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • winter dermatitis — xerotic dermatitis asteatotic eczema …   Medical dictionary

  • winter eczema — xerotic eczema asteatotic e …   Medical dictionary

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