Definition of keratosis in English:


nounplural noun keratoses/-sēz/

  • A horny growth, especially on the skin.

    ‘Typically, seborrheic keratoses don't become cancerous, but they can resemble skin cancer.’
    • ‘Differentiating between seborrheic keratoses and melanomas is a challenge.’
    • ‘Since that time, he has had sebaceous adenomas, sebaceous carcinomas, and actinic keratoses removed from his nose and cheek.’
    • ‘People that have solar keratoses are at somewhat higher risk for skin cancer because they are a reflection of long-term sun exposure in the past.’
    • ‘Although he had a history of actinic keratoses and had recently been diagnosed with a single nonmelanoma skin cancer, he was without specific skin complaints.’



/ˌkerəˈtōsəs/ /ˌkɛrəˈtoʊsəs/