Medical Definition of Lichenization

1. Hypertrophy of the epidermis, resulting in thickening of the skin with exaggeration of the normal skin markings, giving the skin a leathery barklike appearance, which is caused by prolonged rubbing or scratching. It may arise on seemingly normal skin or it may develop at the site of another pruritic cutaneous disorder. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lichenization

lichen simplex chronicus
lichen spinulosus
lichen striatus
lichen strophulosus
lichen syphiliticus
lichen tropicus
lichen urticatus
lichened
lichenic
lichenification
lichenifications
licheniform
lichenin
lichening
lichenins
lichenization (current term)
lichenized
lichenless
lichenlike
lichenographic
lichenographical
lichenographist
lichenographists
lichenography
lichenoid
lichenoid amyloidosis
lichenoid dermatosis
lichenoid eczema
lichenoid eruptions
lichenoid keratosis

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