rhytid-, rhytido-, rhitid-, rhitido-, rhyti-, rhiti- +

(Greek: wrinkle, wrinkling; folding)

rhytid, rhytids
1. Wrinkle, wrinkles.
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.

—Kenneth Beer, MD; Clinical Instructor In Dermatology,
University of Miami, Palm Beach Esthetic Center
Plastic surgeries done to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from the face.

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."

rhytidectomy, rhitidectomy
1. The surgical removal of excess or sagging skin for the purpose of eliminating or mitigating (decreasing) wrinkles; literally, "wrinkle excision".
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.

Wrinkling of the skin.
1. The outer part of the bark of a woody plant that is external to the last formed periderm.
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.

Wrinkled leaf or leaves.
rhytidoplasty, rhitidoplasty
1. The removal or elimination of facial wrinkles with plastic surgery.
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.

rhytidosis retinae
Retinal wrinkling or the wrinkling (folding, shrinking, or contraction) of the light sensitive layer of the eyes.
rhytidosis, rhitidosis, rutidosis
1. Laxity and wrinkling of the cornea of the eye, an indication of approaching death.
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.
The Steller's sea cow; including: the mantee, dugong, and walrus.
A condition whereby one is abnormally wrinkled.
rhytiphobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An excessive apprehension of getting wrinkles: Many women afflicted with rhytiphobia fear the lines and creases that appear on the face, especially around the eyes and mouth and such furrows are undesirable because they represent ageing, and there are some who seek reconstructive cosmetic surgery so they can appear more youthful.

1. An obsession with searching for wrinkles; especially, on the face.
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).