dermatology

noun

der·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy ˌdər-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce dermatology (audio)
: a branch of medicine dealing with the skin, its structure, functions, and diseases
dermatologic adjective
or dermatological
dermatologist noun

Examples of dermatology in a Sentence

One of the doctors at the clinic specializes in dermatology.
Recent Examples on the Web Some people have lymphoproliferative disorders that stem from genetic mutations, said Jennifer Yeh, MD, PhD, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology and co-director of the dermatology-rheumatology multidisciplinary clinic at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Julia Landwehr, Health, 13 June 2024 Retinoids can aggravate skin, so the centella asiatica helps decrease or prevent skin irritation, Mona Gohara, MD, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, told Health. Lisa Desantis, Health, 1 June 2024 But that residue is a visible signal of these products’ staying power; mineral formulas tend to last longer than chemical sunscreens, says Dr. Abel Torres, chair of the University of Florida College of Medicine’s dermatology department. Jamie Ducharme, TIME, 9 May 2024 And now the Board-Certified General Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons brings a wealth of expertise and experience to her practice, as well as a passion for dermatology and aesthetics. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 18 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for dermatology 

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dermatology was in 1819

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“Dermatology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermatology. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

dermatology

noun
der·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy ˌdər-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce dermatology (audio)
: a branch of medicine concerned with the structure, functions, and diseases of the skin

Medical Definition

dermatology

noun
der·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy ˌdər-mə-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce dermatology (audio)
plural dermatologies
: a branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its structure, functions, and diseases
dermatologist noun

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