- Premature keratinization in individual epithelial cells that have not reached the keratinizing surface layer; dyskeratotic cells generally become rounded and they may break away from adjacent cells and fall off.
- Epidermalization of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium.
- A disorder of keratinization.
[dys- + G. keras, horn, + -osis, condition]
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