dermatology

[ dur-muh-tol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdɜr məˈtɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.

Nearby words

  1. dermatographia,
  2. dermatographism,
  3. dermatoheteroplasty,
  4. dermatoid,
  5. dermatologist,
  6. dermatolysis,
  7. dermatome,
  8. dermatomegaly,
  9. dermatomere,
  10. dermatomic

Origin of dermatology

First recorded in 1810–20; dermato- + -logy

Related formsder·ma·to·log·i·cal [dur-muh-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌdɜr mə tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, der·ma·to·log·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dermatology

dermatology

/ (ˌdɜːməˈtɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of medicine concerned with the skin and its diseases
Derived Formsdermatological (ˌdɜːmətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivedermatologist, noun

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Word Origin and History for dermatology

dermatology

n.

1819, from dermato- + -logy. Related: Dermatological.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for dermatology

dermatology

[ dûr′mə-tŏlə-jē ]

n.

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases.
Related formsder′ma•to•logi•cal (-tə-lŏjĭ-kəl) null adj.


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Science definitions for dermatology

dermatology

[ dûr′mə-tŏlə-jē ]

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.
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Culture definitions for dermatology

dermatology

[ (dur-muh-tol-uh-jee) ]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the skin.

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