Definition of psora in English:

psora

noun

Medicine
historical
  • Any of various skin diseases characterized by the presence of scabs or scales, usually with itching; especially scabies, mange, or (in later use) psoriasis.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. From classical Latin psōra or its etymon ancient Greek ψώρα itch, mange from an alternative form (with different vocalism) of the stem of ψῆν to rub, wipe + -ρα, suffix forming nouns.

Pronunciation

psora

/ˈsɔːrə/