dermatology

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

noun

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

Origin of dermatology

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

Related forms

der·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 Forms

dermatological (ˌdɜːmətəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivedermatologist, noun
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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 forms

der′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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