dermo-, derm-, derma-, dermato-, dermat-, -derm, -derma, -dermatic, -dermatous, -dermis, -dermal, -dermic, -dermoid, -dermatoid
Children with xeroderma pigmentosum can only play outdoors safely after nightfall. They have been called "midnight children", the "children of the dark", the "children of the night", and "vampire children".Anyone with xeroderma pigmentosum develops severe sunburn and eye irritation within minutes of exposure to sunlight.
Other signs of XP include the development of ultradry skin (the word "xeroderma" means extreme dryness of the skin) plus blisters, heavy freckling, and dark spots on the skin (the word "pigmentosum" refers to these pigmented areas of the skin).
2. Roughness and dryness of the skin; mild ichthyosis.
2. A reference to the skin of an animal.