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noun, plural der·ma·to·ses [dur-muh-toh-seez] /ˌdɜr məˈtoʊ siz/. Pathology.
  1. any disease of the skin.
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Origin of dermatosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at dermat-, -osis
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Examples from the Web for dermatosis

Historical Examples

  • The bullæ which appear in this dermatosis contain, so long as their contents are clear, chiefly polynuclear eosinophil cells.

    Histology of the Blood

    Paul Ehrlich

British Dictionary definitions for dermatosis


noun plural -toses (-ˈtəʊsiːz)
  1. any skin disease
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dermatosis in Medicine


n. pl. der•ma•to•ses (-sēz)
  1. A skin disease, especially one that is not accompanied by inflammation.
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