Definition of Psoriasis

1. Noun. A chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales; occurs especially on the scalp and ears and genitalia and the skin over bony prominences.

Generic synonyms: Disease Of The Skin, Skin Disease, Skin Disorder
Terms within: Acanthosis



Definition of Psoriasis

1. n. The state of being affected with psora.

Definition of Psoriasis

1. Noun. (disease) A noncontagious disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath when scratched. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Psoriasis

1. [n -RIASES]

Psoriasis Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Psoriasis

psocid
psocids
psocopterous
psocopterous insect
psogos
psoi
psoitis
psomophagy
psora
psoraleas
psoralen
psoralens
psoras
psoriases
psoriasin
psoriasis (current term)
psoriatic
psoriatic arthritis
psoriatics
psoric
psorophthalmia
psorophthalmic
psorophthalmy
psoroptic
psshaw
pssst
psst
psuedo

Literary usage of Psoriasis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"British Medical Journal 300(6727):780-3, Mar 24 1990. OBJECTIVE-To clarify the nature of the association between alcohol intake and psoriasis. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"The author takes the position that psoriasis is not always marked with the so-called typical eruption, and gives the following deviations constituting ..."

3. The Student's book of cutaneous medicine and diseases of the skin by Erasmus Wilson (1865)
"psoriasis AND PITYRIASIS. i The terms psoriasis and pityriasis are'so familiar and so convenient in cutaneous nomenclature, as to be almost indispensable; ..."

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