inflammation of the skin.
Origin of dermatitis
First recorded in 1875–80; dermat-
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n. pl. der•ma•ti•tis•es
Inflammation of the skin.
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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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