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keratolysis

 [ker″ah-tol´ĭ-sis]
loosening or separation of the horny layer of the epidermis.
pitted keratolysis (keratolysis planta´re sulca´tum) a tropical disease marked by thickening and deep fissuring of the skin of the soles, occurring during the rainy season.

ker·a·tol·y·sis

(ker'ă-tol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation keratoly'sis.
1. Separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2. Specifically, a disease characterized by a shedding of the epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals. Synonym(s): deciduous skin
[kerato- + G. lysis, loosening]

keratolysis

/ker·a·tol·y·sis/ (ker″ah-tol´ĭ-sis) softening and separation of the stratum corneum of the epidermis.
pitted keratolysis , keratolysis planta´re sulca´tum a tropical disease marked by thickening and deep fissuring of the skin of the soles, occurring during the rainy season.

keratolysis

(kĕr′ə-tō-lī′sĭs)
n. pl. keratoly·ses (-sēz)
1. The separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2. A skin disease characterized by a periodic shedding of the epidermis.

ker′a·to·lyt′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

keratolysis

[ker′ətol′ə-sis]
Etymology: Gk, keras + lysis, loosening
the loosening and shedding of the outer layer of the skin, which may occur normally by exfoliation or as a congenital condition in which the skin is shed at periodic intervals. keratolytic, adj.
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Keratolysis

ker·a·tol·y·sis

(ker'ă-tol'i-sis)
1. Separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2. A disease characterized by a shedding of the epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals.
[kerato- + G. lysis, loosening]

keratolysis

Peeling off and shedding of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) or of the horny layer of the epidermis from the lower, still-living zone. In some cases affecting the soles of the feet, the condition is caused by the organisms Acinomyces or Corynebacterium .

keratolysis

separation or loosening of stratum corneum to form intraepidermal blisters (compare with acantholysis )

keratolysis

A severe corneal disorder in which the corneal stroma melts, which may result in descemetocele or even perforation. It is believed to be due to an altered epithelial barrier, which results in inflammatory mediators entering the stroma. The condition may occur as a complication of necrotizing scleritis or a severe inflammation of the peripheral cornea, especially in patients with a severe dry eye.

ker·a·tol·y·sis

(ker'ă-tol'i-sis) Avoid the mispronunciation keratoly'sis.
1. Separation or loosening of horny epidermal layer.
2. Specifically, disease characterized by shedding of epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals.
[kerato- + G. lysis, loosening]

keratolysis

loosening or separation of the horny layer of the epidermis.