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scaly

adjective (SKIN)    /ˈskeɪ.li/
If skin is scaly, it has small, hard, dry areas that fall off in small pieces: I get scaly patches on my scalp.Skin complaints and blemishes scaliness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Skin complaints and blemishesThe state of matter
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