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Xerosis

Definition

noun, plural: xeroses

(A medical term for) excessive dryness of tissues, such as skin and mucous membranes


Supplement

Word origin: from Greek xērós (dry) + -osis

Also called:

  • Asteatotic eczema
  • Eczema craquele

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Re: HELP! Identification of unknown gram-positive bacterium!?

... anthracis but I'm positive she didn't give me anthrax. =] Currently I'm leaning the most toward Corynebacterium diptheriae or Corynebacterium xerosis. Would this be a step in the right direction? On a seperate sheet of paper I've been using to write possibilities and ideas I have also listed ...

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by MGremillion
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:50 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! Identification of unknown gram-positive bacterium!?
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help identifying unknown bacteria

... . The reason why I included Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis on my list is because my colonies look yellowish-white. Corynebacterium xerosis would have been negative for urea hydrolysis. I am hopeful results from the glucose acid test will pinpoint my unknown. I likely will do a maltose ...

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by creidesca
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: help identifying unknown bacteria
Replies: 6
Views: 100395

help identifying unknown bacteria

... to: Bacillus cereus Bacillus megaterium Bacillus subtilis Cornybacterium pseudodiptheriticum (Cornyebacterium hofmannii) Cornyebacterium xerosis Lactobacillus plantarum Mycobacterium phlei Mycobacterium smegmatis I have researched the web to find as much as I could. Tomorrow, I will go ...

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by Nancy
Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:36 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: help identifying unknown bacteria
Replies: 6
Views: 100395


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