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[dur-muh-tol-uh-jist] /ˌdɜr məˈtɒl ə dʒɪst/
a specialist in dermatology, especially a doctor who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the skin.
Origin of dermatologist
First recorded in 1860-65; dermatolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The skin specialist termed "dermatologist" is another production which flourishes—more or less—upon the ignorance of the public.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
  • Willan, with all his erudition, was a dermatologist, and acted on the maxim that there is nothing like leather.

  • At present the therapeutic use of the X-ray is rightly falling into the hands of the dermatologist and the medical clinician.

Word Origin and History for dermatologist

1861; see dermatology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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dermatologist in Medicine

dermatologist der·ma·tol·o·gist (dûr'mə-tŏl'ə-jĭst)
A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

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