parchment skin


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parch·ment skin

parchmentlike appearance of the skin caused by loss of underlying connective and elastic tissue, or by the relatively rapid and persistent loss of water from the horny layer.

parchment skin

[pärch′mənt]
Etymology: Fr, parchemin + AS, scinn
thin, wrinkled, or stretched skin that is exceptionally fragile.

parchment skin

Atrophy of the skin with stretching.
See also: skin