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noun (uncountable)
  1. (dialectal) cow parsley
keloid Tweet Definition of keloid Like Definition of keloid on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) A hard raised growth of scar tissue at the site of an injury.
keratoconjunctivitis Tweet Definition of keratoconjunctivitis Like Definition of keratoconjunctivitis on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) An inflammation of the cornea and the conjunctiva.
keratoconus Tweet Definition of keratoconus Like Definition of keratoconus on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) A degenerative non-inflammatory disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal even curve.
keratosis Tweet Definition of keratosis Like Definition of keratosis on Facebook
noun (keratoses)
  1. (medicine) The condition of keratin growing on the skin.
ketosis Tweet Definition of ketosis Like Definition of ketosis on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, pathology) A metabolic state in which the body produces ketones to be used as fuel by some organs so that glycogen can be reserved for organs that depend on it. This condition occurs during times of fasting or starvation.
kibe Tweet Definition of kibe Like Definition of kibe on Facebook
noun
  1. a chilblain or ulcer, especially on the heel of the foot
kidney stone Tweet Definition of kidney stone Like Definition of kidney stone on Facebook
noun (pluralkidney stones)
  1. (medicine) A calculus in the kidney.
kuru Tweet Definition of kuru Like Definition of kuru on Facebook
noun
  1. A chronic, progressive, fatal central nervous system prion disease of humans probably resembling the scrapie agent of sheep, and transmissable to nonhuman primates; usually seen only in the Fore and neighboring peoples of New Guinea. Believed to be transmitted by ritual cannibalism; it was first characterized by Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, for which he received the Nobel prize.
kyphosis Tweet Definition of kyphosis Like Definition of kyphosis on Facebook
noun (kyphoses)
  1. (pathology) An abnormal curvature of the spine, causing a hunchback.

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