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cheilosis

 [ki-lo´sis]
fissuring and dry scaling of the vermilion surface of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis),
A condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of the lips, attributed by some clinicians to riboflavin deficiencies and other nutritional requirements.
See also: cheilitis.
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

cheilosis

/chei·lo·sis/ (ki-lo´sis) fissuring and dry scaling of the vermilion surface of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.
angular cheilosis  perlèche.

cheilosis

[kīlō′sis]
a noninflammatory disorder of the lips and mouth characterized by bilateral scales and fissures, resulting from a deficiency of riboflavin in the diet.

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis)
A condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of the lips and angle of the mouth caused by riboflavin deficiency.
See also: cheilitis
Compare: rhagades
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

cheilosis

A zone of rawness along the line of closure of the lips that is a feature of vitamin B deficiency diseases such as PELLAGRA.

cheilosis (kē·lē·ōˑ·sis),

n may indicate riboflavin deficiency in the diet; bilateral fissures and scales appear around the lips and mouth.
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Cheilosis.

chei·lo·sis

, chilosis (kī-lō'sis)
Condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of lips, attributed by some clinicians to riboflavin deficiencies and other nutritional requirements.
See also: cheilitis
[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

cheilosis

fissuring and dry scaling of the lips and angles of the mouth, a characteristic of riboflavin deficiency.