rhytid-, rhytido-, rhitid-, rhitido-, rhyti-, rhiti- +
(Greek: wrinkle, wrinkling; folding)
2. A skin wrinkle.
From the Greek rhytis, meaning "wrinkle".
Botox is used in the treatment of some rhytid conditions
Botox has been used primarily for treating rhytids of the upper face. Its use in the lower part of the face (chin rytids) has been reported by several people, but there is a relative scarcity of information regarding the use of Botox in the chin and even fewer well controlled studies in this area.
Incisions are made near the hair line and the skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised or cut off: "Some actresses and actors have multiple plastic surgeries."
2. A surgical procedure to reduce the most visible signs of aging. It eliminates excess fat, tightens muscles in the face and neck, and removes sagging skin.
3. Plastic surgery for the removal of wrinkles, done to make an aging face look younger.
The usual procedure is to open skin flaps near the ears in order to undermine the skin of the cheeks and jaws.
This can be done with incisions adjacent to or within the hairline so that the scars are not noticeable. The area of the eyelids and eyebrows is another area commonly worked on.
2. The outer bark consisting of a periderm and tissues isolated by it.
In woody plants, tissues external to the vascular cambium (the growth layer of the vascular cylinder); the term bark is also employed more popularly to refer to all tissues outside the wood. The inner soft bark, or bast, is produced by the vascular cambium; it consists of secondary phloem tissue whose innermost layer conveys food from the leaves to the rest of the plant.
2. A "face-lift".
Plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from the face and neck for cosmetic reasons. An incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised.
2. Wrinkling of the cornea which occurs when tension in the eyeball is greatly diminished (reduced), particularly after the escape of aqueous humor (clear watery fluid in the chambers of the eye) or vitreous humor (semi-fluid substance between the lens and retina); usually a sign of impending death.
3. Wrinkling of the face to a degree disproportionate to age.
2. An obsession with one's facial wrinkles.
Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "wrinkle, wrinkled; fold": pharc-; rugo-.
Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving the "skin": callus-; chorio-; cicatri- (scar); cori-; cuti-; hymen-; lepido- (scab, scale); papulo- (pimple); psoro- (itch, mange); pustu- (blister, pimple); scabio- (mange, itchy); sebo- (grease, oil).