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Definition of Xerosis

Xerosis: Abnormal dryness of the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva (xerophthalmia). There are many causes of xerosis, and treatment depends on the particular cause.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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