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xerosis

 [ze-ro´sis]
abnormal dryness, as of the eye (xerophthalmia), skin (xeroderma), or mouth (xerostomia).
xerosis generalisa´ta dryness of the skin, with pruritus and branny scaling, seen in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

xe·ro·sis

(zē-rō'sis),
Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.
[xero- + G. -osis, condition]

xerosis

/xe·ro·sis/ (ze-ro´sis) abnormal dryness, as of the eye, skin, or mouth.xerot´ic
xerosis generalisa´ta  dryness of the skin, with pruritus and branny scaling, seen in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

xerosis

(zĭ-rō′sĭs)
n. pl. xero·ses (-sēz)
1. Abnormal dryness, especially of the skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.
2. The normal hardening of aging tissue.

xerosis

See dry skin.

xe·ro·sis

(zēr-ō'sis)
Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.
[xero- + G. -osis, condition]
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CONJUNCTIVAL XEROSIS: SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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XEROSIS

xerosis

(zĕ-rō′sĭs) [ xero- + -sis]
Abnormal dryness of the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva.
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xerosis

Dryness, especially of the eyes, mouth, vagina or skin.

xerophthalmia 

Extreme dryness of the conjunctiva and cornea due to a failure of the secretory activity of the mucin-secreting goblet cells of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva and cornea lose their lustre and become skin-like in appearance. The condition may even propagate to the cornea and give rise to keratoconjunctivitis sicca and, if severe, keratomalacia. Xerophthalmia may be due to trauma, exposure or systemic deficiency of vitamin A, etc. Syn. xeroma; xerosis of the conjunctiva (if the cornea is not involved). See keratoconjunctivitis sicca; keratomalacia; mucin; Bitot's spot.

xerosis

abnormal dryness, as of the eye (xerophthalmia), skin (xeroderma) or mouth (xerostomia).