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eczema

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

Simple Definition of eczema

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

Full Definition of eczema

  1. :  an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

ec·zem·a·tous play \ig-ˈze-mə-təs\ adjective

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

Rhymes with eczema


Medical Dictionary

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

Medical Definition of eczema

  1. :  an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

  2. ec·zem·a·tous \ig-ˈzem-ət-əs\play adjective





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