Congenital or acquired defect in which the skin hangs in folds; may be part of a syndrome or may occur in isolation as cutis laxa, dermatochalasis, or dermatolysis. [dermato- + G. megas, large]

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der·ma·to·meg·a·ly (dur″mə-to-megґə-le) cutis laxa.

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