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keratolysis

 [ker″ah-tol´ĭ-sis]
loosening or separation of the horny layer of the epidermis.
pitted keratolysis (keratolysis planta´re sulca´tum) a tropical disease marked by thickening and deep fissuring of the skin of the soles, occurring during the rainy season.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ker·a·tol·y·sis

(ker'ă-tol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation keratoly'sis.
1. Separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2. Specifically, a disease characterized by a shedding of the epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals. Synonym(s): deciduous skin
[kerato- + G. lysis, loosening]
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keratolysis

(kĕr′ə-tō-lī′sĭs)
n. pl. keratoly·ses (-sēz)
1. The separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2. A skin disease characterized by a periodic shedding of the epidermis.

ker′a·to·lyt′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
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ker·a·tol·y·sis

(ker'ă-tol'i-sis)
1. Separation or loosening of the horny layer of the epidermis.
2. A disease characterized by a shedding of the epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals.
[kerato- + G. lysis, loosening]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

keratolysis

Peeling off and shedding of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) or of the horny layer of the epidermis from the lower, still-living zone. In some cases affecting the soles of the feet, the condition is caused by the organisms Acinomyces or Corynebacterium .
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

keratolysis

A severe corneal disorder in which the corneal stroma melts, which may result in descemetocele or even perforation. It is believed to be due to an altered epithelial barrier, which results in inflammatory mediators entering the stroma. The condition may occur as a complication of necrotizing scleritis or a severe inflammation of the peripheral cornea, especially in patients with a severe dry eye.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

ker·a·tol·y·sis

(ker'ă-tol'i-sis) Avoid the mispronunciation keratoly'sis.
1. Separation or loosening of horny epidermal layer.
2. Specifically, disease characterized by shedding of epidermis recurring at more or less regular intervals.
[kerato- + G. lysis, loosening]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012