Definition: Congenital disorders of keratinization characterized by noninflammatory dryness and scaling of the skin, often associated with other defects and with abnormalities of lipid metabolism; distinguishable genetically, clinically, microscopically, and by epidermal cell kinetics.
Synonym(s): alligator skin, fish skin, sauriasis
[ichthyo- + G. -osis, condition]
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