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

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 Arena is developing several treatments for gastroenterology, dermatology, and cardiology. Ed Silverman, STAT, 15 Dec. 2021 The larger footprint has allowed the VA to add 10 specialties to the location: dental, dermatology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, pain management, podiatry, prosthetics, sleep medicine, urology and occupational therapy. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Nov. 2021 Among the specialties with the most significant gaps were dermatology (skin), otolaryngology (head and neck), and pulmonology (respiratory system). Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 6 Aug. 2021 In the last decade alone, an industry that was once obsessive about surface-level physicality has turned inward to focus on once-technical categories reserved for sterile doctor's offices, like dermatology, mental health, and nutrition. Maura Brannigan, Allure, 4 Aug. 2021 Veracity also recommends diet, lifestyle, and supplements from an all-female team of medical advisers, with dermatology, endocrinology, OB-GYN, functional medicine, molecular and integrative physiology, and nutrition experts. Laura Pitcher, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 July 2021 Since its inception, entering a ZIP code and a provider’s name or type of service, such as dermatology, would produce a list of providers who accept Medicare assignment. Diane Omdahl, Forbes, 7 July 2021 This is evident across almost every specialty, including practice areas like dermatology, where our booking data showed that nearly 40% of appointments were virtual last May. Oliver Kharraz, Fortune, 6 July 2021 The company is developing possible treatments in dermatology and for acute heart failure., 13 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of dermatology

1819, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jan 2022

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“Dermatology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of dermatology

: 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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