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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ik-thee-oh-sis]
    • /ˌɪk θiˈoʊ sɪs/
    • /ˌɪkθɪˈəʊsɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ik-thee-oh-sis]
    • /ˌɪk θiˈoʊ sɪs/

Definitions of ichthyosis word

  • noun ichthyosis a hereditary skin disease in which the epidermis continuously flakes off in large scales or plates. 1
  • noun ichthyosis A congenital skin condition that causes the epidermis to become dry and rough like fish scales. 1
  • noun ichthyosis a congenital disease in which the skin is coarse, dry, and scaly 0
  • noun ichthyosis a congenital, hereditary skin disease characterized by roughening and thickening of the horny layer of the skin, producing dryness and scaling 0
  • noun ichthyosis (pathology) A disease which gives the sufferer a dry, scaly skin. 0

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Origin of ichthyosis

First appearance:

before 1805
One of the 41% newest English words
From New Latin, dating back to 1805-15; See origin at ichthy(o)-, -osis

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Parts of speech for Ichthyosis


ichthyosis popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

ichthyosis usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with ichthyosis

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