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eczema

noun ec·ze·ma \ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-\

medical : a skin disease that causes areas of the skin to become red, rough, and itchy

Full Definition of ECZEMA

:  an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened
ec·zem·a·tous \ig-ˈze-mə-təs\ adjective
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Origin of ECZEMA

New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ekzein to erupt, from ex- out + zein to boil — more at ex-, yeast
First Known Use: circa 1753

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ECZEMA Defined for Kids

eczema

noun ec·ze·ma \ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-mə\

Definition of ECZEMA for Kids

:  a skin disease in which the skin is red and itchy and has scaly or crusty patches
Medical Dictionary

eczema

noun ec·ze·ma \ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-\

Medical Definition of ECZEMA

:  an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened
ec·zem·a·tous \ig-ˈzem-ət-əs\ adjective

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