dermatology

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

Examples of dermatology in a Sentence

One of the doctors at the clinic specializes in dermatology.

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Shari Marchbein, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine in New York City, always keeps sunscreen in her purse — but not just there. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "How to Protect Your Skin From the Sun Like a Dermatologist This Summer," 12 June 2019 But according to Josh Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, picking tends to cause more harm than good. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "How to Get Rid of a Pimple Fast: 12 Dos & Don'ts of Fighting Acne," 17 Jan. 2019 In the ever-changing world of plastic surgery and dermatology, there's no shortage of treatments available for those looking to shed fat and sculpt their bodies. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Emsulpt," 21 Feb. 2019 The first possibility is pretty rare, Joshua Zeichner, a director of cosmetic and clinical dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells Allure. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Can Using Niacinamide in Your Skin-Care Routine Cause Redness?," 22 July 2018 There are a lot more options than your standard hand lotion on store shelves these days, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Molly Nover-baker, SELF, "11 Treatments That Will Soothe Super Dry Hands This Winter," 26 Dec. 2018 Adult JAPs are found in all realms — real estate, dermatology, law, child-rearing. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How the JAP became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype.," 5 Dec. 2018 Nose hair The inside-the-nose region is not super accessible, Tyler Hollmig, M.D., director of laser and aesthetic dermatology at Stanford Health Care, points out, so trimming or plucking tends to be the way to go here. Jenn Sinrich, SELF, "Facial Hair Removal Guide: How to Remove Every Unwanted Hair From Your Face," 10 Oct. 2018 Those dangerous hours are determined by how high the sun is in the sky, explains Susan Y. Chon, MD, associate professor in the department of dermatology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Sarah Klein, Health.com, "8 Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask About Sun Protection," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of dermatology

1819, in the meaning defined above

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dermatology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dermatology

medical : the scientific study of the skin and its diseases

dermatology

noun
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 dermatologist (audio) \ noun

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