[ik-thee-oh-sis] /ˌɪk θiˈoʊ sɪs/

noun, Pathology.
a hereditary skin disease in which the epidermis continuously flakes off in large scales or plates.
a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scaly Also called xeroderma Nontechnical name fishskin disease

1815, Modern Latin, from Greek ikhthys “fish” + -osis.

ichthyotic ich·thy·ot·ic (ĭk’thē-ŏt’ĭk)
Of, relating to, or characterized by ichthyosis.

ichthyosis ich·thy·o·sis (ĭk’thē-ō’sĭs)
A congenital, often hereditary skin disease characterized by dry, thickened, scaly skin. Also called alligator skin, fish skin, fishskin disease, ichthyosis sauroderma.


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