Lichenification



[lahy-ken-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /laɪˌkɛn ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun, Medicine/Medical.
1.
a leathery hardening of the skin, usually caused by chronic irritation.
2.
a patch of skin so hardened.

lichenification li·chen·i·fi·ca·tion (lī-kěn’ə-fĭ-kā’shən, lī’kə-nə-)
n.
Thickening of the skin with hyperkeratosis caused by chronic inflammation resulting from prolonged scratching or irritation.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Lichenin

    [lahy-kuh-nin] /ˈlaɪ kə nɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white, gelatinous, polysaccharide starch, (C 6 H 10 O 5) n , obtained from various . /ˈlaɪkənɪn/ noun 1. a complex polysaccharide occurring in certain species of mosses

  • Lichenization

    [lahy-kuh n] /ˈlaɪ kən/ noun 1. any complex organism of the group Lichenes, composed of a fungus in symbiotic union with an alga and having a greenish, gray, yellow, brown, or blackish thallus that grows in leaflike, crustlike, or branching forms on rocks, trees, etc. 2. Pathology. any of various eruptive skin diseases. verb (used […]



  • Lichen myxedematosus

    lichen myxedematosus lichen myx·e·de·ma·to·sus (mĭk’sĭ-dē’mə-tō’səs) n. A skin condition characterized by the widespread eruption of papules or plaques of mucinous edema caused by the deposition of acid mucopolysaccharides in the skin. Also called papular mucinosis.

  • Lichen nitidus

    lichen nitidus lichen nit·i·dus (nĭt’ĭ-dəs) n. A skin condition characterized by minute, asymptomatic, whitish or pinkish, flat-topped skin papules that may occur in conjunction with lichen planus.



Disclaimer: Lichenification definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.