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.
Recent Examples on the Web Another dermatologist pal, Nazanin Saedi, an associate professor of dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, messaged me in August about the unsettling amount of hair she's been losing. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "You're Not Imagining It: The Pandemic Is Triggering Stress-Induced Hair Loss," 20 Nov. 2020 Almost half plan to offer prenatal coaching and diabetes management, and many are expanding into virtual dermatology and physical therapy. Dallas News, "In the COVID-19 age, many companies are improving health benefits, even capping deductibles," 11 Nov. 2020 For some specialties — like dermatology and nephrology — the delays were even longer. Michael Hochman, STAT, "Create a scorecard to help make safety-net providers accountable to patients and the public," 6 Nov. 2020 Joshua Zeichner, the director of cosmetic and clinical research of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, says that rubbing the eyes and cheeks can cause low-grade inflammation that promotes breakouts. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Can Crying All the Time Make Your Skin Break Out?," 6 Nov. 2020 Oxygen, heat, and light begin to seep in and degrade active ingredients, explains Shari Marchbein, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Paige Stables, Allure, "Powder Skin-Care Products Are Customization at Its Best," 27 Oct. 2020 Given Femia's experience, that includes those who specialize in dermatology. NBC News, "A rare Covid-19 complication was reported in children. Now, it's showing up in adults.," 16 Oct. 2020 Similarly, the pandemic has led to some improvements in nail health, says Shari Lipner, a nail expert and associate professor of clinical dermatology at Weill Cornell medical college in New York. Allyson Chiu, Star Tribune, "Less is more when it comes to pandemic beauty routines," 24 Sep. 2020 When the coronavirus pandemic hit six months ago, Mills lost her jobs at a dermatology clinic and a plastic surgeon’s office on the same day, leaving her with no income — and no way to support her 3-year-old son. Tatiana Sánchez,, "As California blazes rage, travel nurses fill critical need at fire camps," 20 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of dermatology

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dermatology was in 1819

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30 Nov 2020

Cite this Entry

“Dermatology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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