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dermatitis

[ dur-muh-tahy-tis ]
/ ˌdɜr məˈtaɪ tɪs /
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Definition of dermatitis

noun Pathology.
inflammation of the skin.
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Origin of dermatitis

First recorded in 1875–80; dermat- + -itis
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British Dictionary definitions for dermatitis

dermatitis
/ (ˌdɜːməˈtaɪtɪs) /

noun
inflammation of the skin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for dermatitis

dermatitis
[ dûr′mə-tītĭs ]

n. pl. der•ma•ti•tis•es
Inflammation of the skin.
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Cultural definitions for dermatitis

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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