Etymology
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ichthyosis (n.)

congenital disease of the epidermis, 1815, coined in Modern Latin (1801); see ichthyo- + -osis. So called for the hard dry scales and plates which form on the skin. 

updated on October 25, 2020

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Definitions of ichthyosis from WordNet

ichthyosis (n.)
any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish;
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