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[ker-uh-tohd] /ˈkɛr əˌtoʊd/

the horny, fibrous substance forming the skeleton of certain sponges.


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    [ker-uh-toh-dur-muh] /ˌkɛr ə toʊˈdɜr mə/ noun, Pathology. 1. a disease of the horny layer of the skin, especially of the soles or palms. keratoderma ker·a·to·der·ma (kěr’ə-tō-dûr’mə) n.

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  • Keratoderma plantare sulcatum

    keratoderma plantare sulcatum keratoderma plan·tar·e sul·ca·tum (plān-târ’ē sŭl-kā’təm) n. Thickening of the skin’s horny layer and the formation of fissures on the soles. Also called cracked heel.

  • Keratoepithelioplasty

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