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[pit-uh-rahy-uh-sis] /ˌpɪt əˈraɪ ə sɪs/

Pathology. any of various skin diseases marked by the shedding of branlike scales of epidermis.
Veterinary Pathology. a skin disease in various domestic animals marked by dry scales.
any of a group of skin diseases characterized by the shedding of dry flakes of skin
a similar skin disease of certain domestic animals

pityriasis pit·y·ri·a·sis (pĭt’ĭ-rī’ə-sĭs)
n. pl. pit·y·ri·a·ses (-sēz’)
Any of various skin diseases of humans and animals, characterized by epidermal shedding of flaky scales.
pit’y·ri’a·sic (-sĭk) adj.


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