Definition of Lichenification

1. Noun. epidermal thickening characterized by visible and palpable thickening of the skin with accentuated skin markings. ¹



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Medical Definition of Lichenification

1. Hypertrophy of the epidermis, resulting in thickening of the skin with exaggeration of the normal skin markings, giving the skin a leathery barklike appearance, which is caused by prolonged rubbing or scratching. It may arise on seemingly normal skin or it may develop at the site of another pruritic cutaneous disorder. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lichenification

lichen ruber
lichen ruber moniliformis
lichen ruber verrucosus
lichen scrofulosorum
lichen simplex chronicus
lichen spinulosus
lichen striatus
lichen strophulosus
lichen syphiliticus
lichen tropicus
lichen urticatus
lichened
lichenic
lichenification (current term)
lichenifications
licheniform
lichenin
lichening
lichenins
lichenization
lichenized
lichenless
lichenlike
lichenographic
lichenographical
lichenographist
lichenographists
lichenography

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