toad skin


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phryn·o·der·ma

(frin'ō-der'mă),
A follicular hyperkeratotic eruption thought to be due to deficiency of vitamin A.
Synonym(s): toad skin
[G. phrynos, toad, + derma, skin]

toad skin

A condition characterized by excessive dryness, wrinkling, and scaling of skin sometimes seen in vitamin deficiencies.
Synonym: follicular hyperkeratosis; phrynoderma
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