Keratolysis



[ker-uh-tol-uh-sis] /ˌkɛr əˈtɒl ə sɪs/

noun
1.
the loosening or shedding of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2.
Pathology. a skin disorder characterized by periodic shedding of the epidermis.

keratolysis ker·a·tol·y·sis (kěr’ə-tŏl’ĭ-sĭs)
n.

ker’a·to·lyt’ic (-tō-lĭt’ĭk) adj.

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