Definition of hyperkeratosis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • Abnormal thickening of the outer layer of the skin.

    • ‘Skin biopsy typically reveals hyperkeratosis and follicular plugging, with superficial and deep lymphocytic infiltrates.’
    • ‘Most leukoplakias are caused by hyperkeratosis or a thickening of the outer keratin layer.’
    • ‘Corns and calluses result from hyperkeratosis, a normal physiologic response of the skin to chronic excessive pressure or friction.’
    • ‘The most common pattern of oral disease reveals a reticular network of white hyperkeratosis on the buccal mucosa.’
    • ‘Their clinical symptoms were primarily hyperkeratosis and hyperpigmentation, which are well-recognized signs of arsenicalism.’