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

Definition of dermatograph

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of dermatograph

dermat- + -graph

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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