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[ hahy-droh-uh ]
/ haɪˈdroʊ ə /

noun Pathology.

any skin condition characterized by red vesicular areas.

Nearby words

hydriodic acid, hydro, hydro-, hydro-lyase, hydro-ski, hydroa, hydroa vacciniforme, hydroacoustics, hydroaerobics, hydroairplane, hydrobiology

Origin of hydroa

< New Latin < Greek hídrōia (plural) heat spots (literally, sweat eggs), equivalent to hidr(ṓs) sweat + -ōia, plural of ōión egg; -y- of New Latin < hydr- hydr-1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for hydroa


[ hī-drōə ]


A vesicular eruption, especially of the skin.
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