der·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌdər-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce dermatology (audio) \

Definition of dermatology

: a branch of medicine dealing with the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases

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Other Words from dermatology

dermatologic \ ˌdər-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce dermatology (audio) \ or dermatological \ ˌdər-​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce dermatology (audio) \ adjective
dermatologist \ ˌdər-​mə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce dermatology (audio) \ noun

Examples of dermatology in a Sentence

One of the doctors at the clinic specializes in dermatology.
Recent Examples on the Web Williams got the task done at a dermatology office in Fort Worth, Texas, where an electric rotary tool was used for her first nail cut since the early 1990s. Rachel Trent, CNN, "Woman with the world's longest nails cuts them after nearly 30 years," 7 Apr. 2021 What was the biggest challenge to running a skincare brand while also running your dermatology practice? Sara Bliss, Forbes, "Why Doctor-Formulated Skincare Brands Are Disrupting The $130 Billion Dollar Beauty Industry," 1 Mar. 2021 The field of dermatology sees a particular lack of representation among its doctors, with Black dermatologists making up 5.8% of the overall practice, and Hispanic dermatologists at 7%, according to a 2019 study. Akili King, Vogue, "How Regina King Is Fighting for Equity in Skin Care," 24 Mar. 2021 In dermatology, computer vision tools can increase the accuracy of the primary care physician from about 50% to about 90%. Bill Frist, Forbes, "Googling Our Way To Better Health: Insights From My Conversation With Dr. David Feinberg," 11 Mar. 2021 Associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine, Mona Gohara, counts herself among the legion of The Rich Cream's fans. Sarah Han, Allure, "Augustinus Bader's The Rich Cream Is Now Vegan," 2 Mar. 2021 As a result, dermatology, OB/GYN, physical therapy, dental, and other practices took a huge financial hit, Dr. Bartos says. Mirel Zaman,, "Doctors Are Going Broke During The Pandemic. Why Is No One Talking About It?," 3 Mar. 2021 Malassezia actually lives on everyone's skin, Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, says. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Is Fungal Acne a Real Thing?," 22 Feb. 2021 Bitter nail lacquers that contain unpleasant-tasting compounds, as well as nail coverings like band-aids or gloves, can help lessen nail-biting, according to Dana Stern, a Mount Sinai dermatology professor who specializes in treating nail disorders. Cezary Podkul, WSJ, "How to Stop Biting Your Nails—a Potential Treatment Offers Promise," 28 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of dermatology

1819, in the meaning defined above

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17 Apr 2021

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“Dermatology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dermatology

medical : the scientific study of the skin and its diseases


der·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ ˌdər-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce dermatology (audio) \
plural dermatologies

Medical Definition of dermatology

: a branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its structure, functions, and diseases

Other Words from dermatology

dermatologist \ -​mə-​ˈtäl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce dermatology (audio) \ noun

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