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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012