/ˌhaɪpəkɛrəˈtoʊsəs/ (say .huypuhkeruh'tohsuhs)

noun (plural hyperkeratoses /ˌhaɪpəkɛrəˈtoʊsiz/ (say .huypuhkeruh'tohseez))
1. Also, sunspot. an enlargement, discolouration and roughening of a part of the outer corneal layer of the skin, usually as a result of exposure to the sun.
2. any of various conditions involving hyperkeratoses.
{New Latin, from Greek hyper- hyper- + keras horn + -osis -osis}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hyperkeratosis — [hī΄pər ker΄ə tō′sis] n. pl. hyperkeratoses [hī΄pər ker΄ə tō′sēz΄] [ HYPER + KERATOSIS] 1. an increase in the thickness of the horny layer of the skin 2. an increase of the cells of the cornea of the eye hyperkeratotic [hī΄pər ker΄ətät′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hyperkeratosis — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 20624 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICD9|701.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Hyperkeratosis results when an excess of proteins called keratins are produced. In humans …   Wikipedia

  • hyperkeratosis — hyperkeratotic /huy peuhr ker euh tot ik/, adj. /huy peuhr ker euh toh sis/, n. 1. Pathol. a. proliferation of the cells of the cornea. b. a thickening of the horny layer of the skin. 2. Also called x disease. Vet. Pathol. a disease of cattle… …   Universalium

  • hyperkeratosis — Thickening of the horny layer of the epidermis or mucous membrane. SEE ALSO: keratoderma, keratosis. SYN: hyperkeratinization. h. congenita SYN: ichthyosis vulgaris. diffuse h. of palms and soles an …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — “+ noun (plural hyperkeratoses) Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + keratosis 1. : hypertrophy of the corneous layer of the skin 2. a. : any of various conditions marked by hyperkeratosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — noun (plural hyperkeratoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1841 hypertrophy of the corneous layer of the skin • hyperkeratotic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — noun Excess keratin formation on the skin surface, as can be seen in a number of dermatologic conditions. See Also: hypokeratosis …   Wiktionary

  • hyperkeratosis — n. abnormal thickening of the skin (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — [ˌhʌɪpəkɛrə təʊsɪs] noun Medicine abnormal thickening of the outer layer of the skin …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperkeratosis — hy·per·keratosis …   English syllables

  • hyperkeratosis — n. thickening of the outer horny layer of the skin. It may occur as an inherited disorder, affecting the palms and soles …   The new mediacal dictionary

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