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Pronunciation: rit'i-do'sis


  1. Wrinkling of the face to a degree disproportionate to age.
  2. Laxity and wrinkling of the cornea, an indication of approaching death.

Synonym(s): rutidosis

[G. a wrinkling, fr. rhytis, a wrinkle, + -osis, condition]

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