Meaning of pityriasis

pit•y•ri•a•sis

Pronunciation: (pit"u-rī'u-sis), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various skin diseases marked by the shedding of branlike scales of epidermis.
  2. a skin disease in various domestic animals marked by dry scales.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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