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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New York's trendy Chelsea neighborhood is home to more than 300 art galleries, Google's second-largest office and Chelsea Skin & Laser, a dermatology practice popular with men. Emma Ockerman,, "Wanted: Men unafraid of needles for Botox push," 22 June 2018 Although dermatology experts say the children struck with hypertrichosis should start losing their excess hair within three months of discontinuing treatment, some parents report otherwise. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Medication Mix-Up Leaves 17 Children Suffering From ‘Werewolf Syndrome’," 31 Aug. 2019 In 2004, the tanning-industry associations led Dr. Barbara Gilchrest, who then was head of Boston University’s dermatology division, to ask Holick to resign from the department. Liz Szabo, The Seattle Times, "The man who sold America on vitamin D — and profited in the process," 20 Aug. 2018 Developed by dermatologists at Penn Medicine, it is designed to help high-risk melanoma patients track early changes in their moles and spots between dermatology visits. Ilene Raymond Rush,, "For high-risk melanoma patients, this Penn app could prove lifesaving," 23 May 2018 Within the study’s first year, a Danish dermatology resident alerted us that a similar slowly expanding skin lesion, called erythema migrans, had been known in Europe for years. Allen Steere,, "Lyme disease: How we discovered it and where we go from here," 22 Aug. 2019 Karaglanova was a resident in dermatology, according to her Instagram account, which shows glamorous photos of her traveling to exotic destinations. Ruby Mellen, Washington Post, "Man admits to fatally stabbing 24-year-old Russian Instagram influencer," 1 Aug. 2019 The wait time study covered four specialties, primary care, dermatology, cardiology and orthopedics. Seth Borenstein, The Denver Post, "Trump administration fact check: Environment, VA, Russia and jobs," 13 July 2019 In world of plastic surgery and dermatology, there are a range of treatments available to help achieve smooth, tight skin on your forehead. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Treating Forehead Wrinkles," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of dermatology

1819, in the meaning defined above

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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 dermatologist (audio) \ noun

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