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variant of dermato- before a vowel: dermatitis.
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WORDS THAT USE DERMAT-

What does dermat- mean?

Dermat- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “skin.” It is used in some medical and scientific terms.

Dermat- comes from the Greek dérma, meaning “skin.”

Dermat- is a variant of dermato-, which loses its -o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use dermato- article.

Other variants of dermat- and dermato- are dermo- and derm-. Closely related to dermato- are the combining forms -derm, -derma, -dermatous, and -dermis. Learn more about their specific applications at our Words That Use articles for the forms.

Examples of dermat-

One example of a term that features the combining form dermat- is dermatitis, “inflammation of the skin.”

The first part of the word, dermat-, means “skin.” The second part of the word, -itis, is a combining form that is used to denote inflammation. Dermatitis, then, literally translates to “skin inflammation.”

What are some words that use or are related to the combining form dermat-?

What are some other forms that dermat- may be commonly confused with?

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The combining form osis is often used to indicate diseases and disorders. With this in mind, what is dermatosis?

How to use dermat- in a sentence

Medical definitions for dermat-

dermat-

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Variant ofdermato-
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