Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of the skin.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology Inflammation of the skin.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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