Pathologic dryness of the skin (xeroderma), the conjunctiva (xerophthalmia), or mucous membranes.

Synonyms: xeronosus.

Origin: xero-+ G. -osis, condition

Xerosis parenchymatosus, superficial drying of the conjunctiva due to diffuse scarring, with closure of the lacrimal gland openings.

(05 Mar 2000)

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