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Meaning of keratolysis

ker•a•tol•y•sis

Pronunciation: (ker"u-tol'u-sis), [key]
— n.
  1. the loosening or shedding of the horny layer of the epidermis.
  2. a skin disorder characterized by periodic shedding of the epidermis.
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