Origin of eczema
Examples from the Web for eczematous
In fact, an eczematous eruption of the pustular type soon results, attended with more or less crust formation.
Discharge from the ear, or otorrhœa, is occasionally due to an eczematous condition of the skin lining the external meatus.
Eczematous children should not be taken out when the weather is very cold or when there are high winds.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.)|Grant Hague
Is the eczematous eruption (patch or patches) sharply defined against the neighboring sound skin?
Eczematous inflammation, if present, is to be treated with the ordinary remedies.
British Dictionary definitions for eczematous
Word Origin for eczema
Word Origin and History for eczematous
1753, from Greek ekzema, literally "something thrown out by heat," from ekzein "to boil out," from ek "out" (see ex-) + zema "boiling," from zein "to boil," from PIE root *yes- "to boil, foam, bubble" (see yeast). Said to have been the name given by ancient physicians to "any fiery pustule on the skin."