Denoting the heaping up of scales seen in psoriasis, which resembles the stratification of oyster shells. [Ostraeacea, group including the oysters]

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os·tra·ceous (os-traґshəs) [Gr. ostrakon shell] shaped like or resembling an oyster shell.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ostraceous — os·tra·ceous …   English syllables

  • ostraceous — shəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Ostracea + English ous : of or relating to the Ostraeacea …   Useful english dictionary

  • psoriasis ostracea — ostraceous psoriasis rupioid p …   Medical dictionary

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