Adjective "xeroderma" definition and examples

(Xeroderma may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌzɪərə(ʊ)ˈdəːmə//ˌzɛrə(ʊ)ˈdəːmə/

Definitions and examples

noun

Any of various diseases characterized by extreme dryness of the skin, especially a mild form of ichthyosis.
  1. 'In this study we report normal UV-upregulation of reporter expression in xeroderma pigmento-sum group E fibroblasts, consistent with normal TCR.'
  2. 'The XP Society, founded by Caren and Dan Mahar, is recognized as a key provider of information, support and activities for xeroderma pigmentosum patients and their families.'

More definitions

1. a disease in which the skin becomes dry, hard, and scaly.

More examples(as adjective)

"pigmentosums can be xeroderma."

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from xero- ‘dry’ + Greek derma ‘skin’.