der·​mat·​o·​graph | \ (ˌ)dərˈmatəˌgraf, ˈdərmətə- \

Definition of dermatograph

: an instrument for producing markings on the skin: such as
a : a crayon used by surgeons to outline internal organs on the body surface sketch the outline of the liver with a dermatograph on the abdominal skin
b : a crayon used to test for allergies

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“Dermatograph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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