Prime among these is excessive dryness of the skin termed xerosis and various eczemas. From Wordnik.com. [Daily News & Analysis] Reference
Dryness (xerosis) affecting first the conjunctivae then the cornea. From Wordnik.com. [Chapter 10] Reference
Cracked heels are commonly caused by dry skin (xerosis), and made more complicated if the skin around the rim of the heel is thick (callus). From Wordnik.com. [Recent Activity] Reference
The first symptom is fatigue, followed by a wide variety of cutaneous symptoms, including follicular hyperkeratosis, perifollicular hemorrhages, ecchymoses, xerosis, leg edema, and bent or coiled body hairs. From Wordnik.com. [Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]] Reference
According to the Mayo Clinic, "Ordinary dry skin (xerosis) usually isn't serious, but it can be uncomfortable and unsightly, turning plump cells into shriveled ones and creating fine lines and wrinkles. From Wordnik.com. [PR.com Press Releases] Reference
Bacillus xerosis. From Wordnik.com. [The Elements of Bacteriological Technique A Laboratory Guide for Medical, Dental, and Technical Students. Second Edition Rewritten and Enlarged.] Reference
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