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Pronunciation: kī-lō′sis

Definition: A condition characterized by dry scaling and fissuring of the lips, attributed by some clinicians to riboflavin deficiencies and other nutritional requirements.

[cheil- + G. -osis, condition]

See Also: cheilitis

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