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dermatitis

[dur-muh-tahy-tis]
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noun Pathology.
  1. inflammation of the skin.
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Origin of dermatitis

First recorded in 1875–80; dermat- + -itis
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Examples from the Web for dermatitis

Historical Examples

  • Either the X-ray or radium had caused her dermatitis and nervousness.

    The Silent Bullet

    Arthur B. Reeve

  • What is the character of the eruption in dermatitis medicamentosa?

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Mention the diagnostic features of dermatitis herpetiformis.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Are there any constitutional symptoms in dermatitis herpetiformis?

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • These workers stated that the infections cause a dermatitis which is neither pathogenic nor debilitant.


British Dictionary definitions for dermatitis

dermatitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the skin
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Word Origin and History for dermatitis

n.

1876; see dermato- + -itis.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

dermatitis in Medicine

dermatitis

(dûr′mə-tītĭs)
n. pl. der•ma•ti•tis•es
  1. 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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