dermatology

[dur-muh-tol-uh-jee]

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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Contemporary Examples of dermatology

  • The concert promoter said Jackson was “distracted, not focused,” after his dermatology appointments.

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    Murray's Sloppy Paper Trail

    Diane Dimond

    November 7, 2011

  • It explains why dermatology has become hugely popular as a specialty.

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    Health Care's Next Crisis

    Dr. Abraham Verghese

    March 24, 2009

Historical Examples of dermatology


British Dictionary definitions for dermatology

dermatology

noun
  1. 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
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

dermatology in Medicine

dermatology

[dûr′mə-tŏlə-jē]
n.
  1. 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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dermatology in Science

dermatology

[dûr′mə-tŏlə-jē]
  1. The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.
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dermatology in Culture

dermatology

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

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

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