alligator skin

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Related to alligator skin: ichthyosis, alligator hide


Congenital disorders of keratinization characterized by noninflammatory dryness and scaling of the skin, often associated with other defects and with abnormalities of lipid metabolism; distinguishable genetically, clinically, microscopically, and by epidermal cell kinetics.
[ichthyo- + G. -osis, condition]
(1) Ichthyosis

(2) Ichthyosiform dermatosis

alligator skin

Severe scaling of the skin with formation of thick plates resembling the hide of an alligator. See: ichthyosis
See also: skin
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The major potential use in home for alligator skins is decorative accessories.
Buyers with more time to spare, though, like nothing more than to bling up their ride - requesting a range of added extras, from alligator skin and gold buttons to hand-embroidered headrests.
The display will in-clude zebra skins, ivory, stuffed crocodiles and alligator skin handbags, all of which had been seized by custom officers.
The snapper turtles, which have a hard a leather-like shell that looks like alligator skin, "are four inches long at the minute but will grow to be monstrous and could quite easily remove a limb".
Bryant Park Belts offers plenty of genuine leather belts for all kinds of occasions, from formal belts for weddings and bar mitzvahs to exotic alligator skin belts for those special parties where you want to stand out.
This iPhone 4S is enveloped in freshwater alligator skin and specially treated with sprinkle of gold dust.
New York, Oct 6 (ANI): Former child actors turned high-end fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's controversial 39,000-dollar alligator skin backpack was the first item to sell from their new nine-piece handbag range.
She might have coughed up pounds 23,484 for a new Louis Vuitton which, it says here, justifies its price by being made from cut-up bits of 15 different Louis Vuitton bags and incorporates rare feathers and alligator skin.
Three cities - Eugene, Springfield and Cottage Grove - already have imposed their own gasoline taxes of 3 cents per gallon to raise additional revenue to fill potholes and replace damaged surfaces that they say look more like alligator skin than asphalt.
Also known as resin, kish or soot, they often appear as adherent, shiny "wrinkled" deposits of carbon resembling alligator skin on or just under the surface formed by the cope mold or top of the core.
One version of the wallet offered is actually made with authentic alligator skin that was legally caught by Paul's son Levi in the south Brevard County marshes and tanned by Paul himself in his Merritt Island home backyard.
The 175million dollar owner's range will include handbags and purses made of ultra-luxurious python skin, alligator skin and Nappa leather with gold studs or Swarovski crystals details.