intertrigo

noun

chafing between two moist closely opposed skin surfaces, as under the breasts or at the armpit

Word Origin for intertrigo

C18: from inter- + -trigo, from Latin terere to rub
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Medicine definitions for intertrigo

intertrigo

[ĭn′tər-trīgō′]

n.

Dermatitis occurring between folds or juxtaposed surfaces of the skin and caused by sweat retention, moisture, warmth, and the overgrowth of resident microorganisms.
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