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Definition of Ichthyosis simplex

Ichthyosis simplex: Excessively dry skin with scaling. This comes from the Greek word "Ichthys" for fish (scales).Also called xeroderma. See: Xeroderma. See also: Ichthyosis vulgaris.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2014

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