from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Inflammation of the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Inflammation of the skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inflammation of the skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, inflammation of the skin. Also called cytitis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters


From Ancient Greek δερματίτις (dermatitis), from Ancient Greek δέρμα (derma, "skin, hide"), from δέρω (dero, "to skin, to flay"). (Wiktionary)



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