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Medical Term:

hyperkeratosis

Pronunciation: hi'per-ker'a-to'sis

Definition: Thickening of the horny layer of the epidermis or mucous membrane.

Synonym(s): hyperkeratinization

See Also: keratoderma, keratosis

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