keratolytic

keratolytic
Relating to keratolysis.

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ker·a·to·lyt·ic .ker-ət-ō-'lit-ik adj relating to or causing keratolysis
keratolytic n a keratolytic agent (as salicylic acid)

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ker·a·to·lyt·ic (ker″ə-to-litґik) 1. pertaining to, characterized by, or producing keratolysis. 2. an agent that promotes keratolysis.

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