hyperkeratosis

(HY-per-KAYR-uh-TOH-sis)

A condition marked by thickening of the outer layer of the skin, which is made of keratin (a tough, protective protein). It can result from normal use (corns, calluses), chronic inflammation (eczema), or genetic disorders (X-linked ichthyosis, ichthyosis vulgaris).

Pronunciation of dictionary term "hyperkeratosis"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "hiperqueratosis"

Trastorno caracterizado por el engrosamiento de la capa externa de la piel, que está compuesta de queratina (una fuerte proteína protectora). Puede ser efecto de uso anormal (callos, callosidades), inflamación crónica (eccema) o trastornos genéticos (ictiosis ligada al cromosoma X, ictiosis vulgar).