Xeroderma: Abnormally dry skin.
Xeroderma can be caused by a deficiency of vitamin A, systemic illness, overexposure to sunlight, or medication.
It can usually be addressed by the use of over-the-counter (OTC) topical preparations. If these products do not relieve the condition, see an aesthetician or dermatologist for more specific remedies.
From the Greek "xeros" meaning "dry" + the Greek "derma" meaning "skin" = dry skin.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( zÃÂ®r ' Ã Â-dÃÂ»r ' mÃâ¢ ) also xeÃÂ·roÃÂ·derÃÂ·miÃÂ·a ( -mÃâ-Ãâ¢ ) n. Excessive or abnormal dryness of the skin, as in ichthyosis.
Xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) was first described in 1874 by Hebra and Kaposi.
Xeroderma: Abnormally dry skin. Xeroderma can be caused by a deficiency of vitamin A, systemic illness, overexposure to sunlight, or medication.
xeroderma /xeÃÂ·roÃÂ·derÃÂ·ma/ (zÃârÃ¢â¬Â³o-derÃÂ´mah) a mild form of ichthyosis, marked by a dry, rough, discolored state of the skin.xerodermatÃÂ´ic
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