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[dur-muh-tahy-tis] /ˌdɜr məˈtaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the skin.
Origin of dermatitis
First recorded in 1875-80; dermat- + -itis Unabridged
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inflammation of the skin
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Word Origin and History for dermatitis

1876; see dermato- + -itis.

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dermatitis in Medicine

dermatitis der·ma·ti·tis (dûr'mə-tī'tĭs)
n. pl. der·ma·ti·tis·es or der·ma·tit·i·des (-tĭt'ĭ-dēz')
Inflammation of the skin.

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dermatitis in Culture
dermatitis [(dur-muh-teye-tis)]

An inflammation of the skin. Itching and redness are the basic symptoms of dermatitis, which has a variety of causes, including allergies and exposure of the skin to irritants, such as chemicals or sunlight.

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