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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Putting on the toad skin, he becomes a toad person; taking off the skin, he is a handsome boy.
As Microgram's editor complained, "Many things that would have been better left buried in obscurity--like smoking bufo toad skins, sniffing concentrated cow pie fumes, allowing yourself to be stung by scorpions, smoking jimson weed or salvia divinorum, drinking cough syrups, mixing up concoctions of any of dozens of different kinds of drugs and pharmaceuticals, drinking ayahuasca tea, etc.
Microgram's Bob Klein complains that "many things that would have been better left buried in obscurity-like smoking bufo toad skins, sniffing concentrated cow pie fumes, allowing yourself to be stung by scorpions, smoking jimson weed or salvia divinorum, drinking cough syrups, mixing up concoctions of any of dozens of different kinds of drugs and pharmaceuticals, drinking ayahuasca tea, etc.
He said: "The aim of our work at Queen's is to unlock the potential of the natural world - in this case the secretions found on frog and toad skins - to alleviate human suffering.