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horny tissue, hard
death (cells, body)
on, upon, over
on, upon, over
through, across, beyond
noun, suffix, no meaning
-coccus (pl. -cocci)
Berry-shaped (form of bacterium)
Excision or surgical removal
Diseased or abnormal state, condition of
view of, viewing
Eating or swallowing
Flow, excessive discharge
Instrument used to cut
Scraping away of the skin by mechanical process or injury
Localized collection of pus
Inflammatory disease of the skin involving the sebaceous glands and hair follicles
A precancerous skin condition of horny tissue formation that results from excessive exposure...
basil cell carcinoma (BCC)
Epithelial tumor arising from the epidermis. It seldom metastasizes but invades local...
An infection of the skin, mouth (thrush), or vagina caused by the yeast-like fungus Candidia...
Skin infection composed of a cluster of boils caused by staphylococcal bacteria
Inflammation of the connective tissue caused by infection, leading to redness, swelling, and...
Injury with no break in the skin, characterized by pain, swelling, discoloration (also called...
Noninfectious, inflammatory skin disease characterized by redness, blisters, scabs, and itching
Slit or crack-like sore in the skin
Painful skin node caused by staphylococcal bacteria in a hair follicle (also called a boil
Death of a tissue caused by a loss of blood supply followed by bacterial invasion
Inflammatory skin disease caused by herpes virus characterized by small blisters in clusters. ...
Superficial skin infection characterized by pustules and caused by either staphylococci or...
A cancerous condition starting as purple or brown pimples on the feet, which spreads through...
Torn ragged, edged wounds
Any pathological change in the structure or function of tissue resulting from injury or disease
Invasion into the skin by hair and lice
Chronic skin condition producing red lesions covered with silvery scales
chronic disorder of the skin that produces erythema, papules, pustules, and broken blood vessels,...
Skin infection caused by the itch mite, a minute animal whose relative is the tick. The...
A disease characterized by chronic hardening (induration)of the connective tissue of the skin...
development of paInful, inflammed blisters that follow the nerve roots; caused by the same...
squamos cell carcinoma (SqCCA)
A malignant growth that develops from scale like epithelial tissue. On the skin it appears...
systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Inflammatory disease of the joints and the protein in the white fibers (collagen) of the connective...
Fungus infection of the skin commonly called “ringworm”
An itching skin eruption composed of wheals of varying size and shape
destruction of tissue with a hot or cold instrument, electric current, or caustic substance...
destruction of tissue by using extreme cold, often by using liquid nitrogen
removal of contaminated or dead tissue and foreign matter from an open wound
procedures to remove skin scars with abrasive material, such as sandpaper
removal by cutting
surgical cut or wound produced by a sharp instrument
incision & drainage (I & D)
surgical cut made to allow the free flow or withdrawal of fluids from a lesion, wound, or cavity
procedure using an instrument that emits a high powered beam of light used to cut, burn, vaporize,...
technique of microscopically controlled serial excisions of skin cancers
to stitch edges of a wound surgically
Hypersensitivity to a substance
bacteria (s. bacterium)
Single celled microorganisms that reproduce by cell division and may cause infection by invading...
A closed sac containing fluid or semisolid material
A herpes type virus that usually causes disease when the immune system is compromised
Escape of blood into the tissues causing superficial discoloration; a “black and blue”...
Puffy swelling of tissue from the accumulation of fluid
Agent that softens or soothes the skin
fungus (pl. fungi)
Organism that feeds by absorbing organic molecules from its surroundings and may cause infection...
Abnormal hard spot(s)
Condition characterized by a yellow tinge to the skin (xanthoderma)
Overgrowth of scar tissue
Condition characterized by white spots or patches on mucous membrane, which may be precancerous
Flat, colored spot on the skin
nevus ((pl. nevi)
Circumscribed pigmented area present at birth; mole, birthmark
A small knotlike mass that can be felt by touch
Small, solid skin elevation (pimple)
petechia (pl. petechiae)
Pinpoint skin hemorrhages
pressure ulcer (decub)
Bedsore; an open area of skin caused by pressure or irritation
Severe skin itching
Disorder characterized by hemorrhages into the tissue, giving the skin a purple-red discoloration
Elevation of skin containing pus
Eroded sore on the skin or mucous membrane
Circumscribed cutaneous elevation caused by a virus; wart
Small elevation of the epidermis containing liquid (blister)
An infectious agent
Transitory, round, itchy elevation of the skin with a white center and a red surrounding area...