Adjective "xeroderma" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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."


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