diaper dermatitis

[ dīə-pər, dīpər ]


A form of dermatitis occurring where a diaper makes contact with the skin and caused by exposure to feces and urine and possibly by the ammonia produced by decomposing urine; diaper rash.diaper rash

Nearby words

  1. diapason normal pitch,
  2. diapause,
  3. diapedesis,
  4. diapente,
  5. diaper,
  6. diaper rash,
  7. diaphaneity,
  8. diaphanometer,
  9. diaphanoscope,
  10. diaphanoscopy

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