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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: chapt

Definition: Having or pertaining to skin, especially of the hands, that is dry, scaly, and fissured, owing to the action of cold or to the excess rate of evaporation of moisture from the skin surface.

See: hand eczema

[M.E. chap, to chop, split]

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