[ dur-muh-toh-sis ]
/ ˌdɜr məˈtoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural der·ma·to·ses [dur-muh-toh-seez] /ˌdɜr məˈtoʊ siz/. Pathology.

any disease of the skin.

Origin of dermatosis

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at dermat-, -osis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dermatosis

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

British Dictionary definitions for dermatosis


/ (ˌdɜːməˈtəʊsɪs) /

noun plural -toses (-ˈtəʊsiːz)

any skin disease
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Medicine definitions for dermatosis


[ dûr′mə-tōsĭs ]

n. pl. der•ma•to•ses (-sēz)

A skin disease, especially one that is not accompanied by inflammation.
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