der·​ma·​tol·​o·​gy | \ˌdər-mə-ˈtä-lə-jē \

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 \ -​mə-​tə-​ˈlä-​jik \ or dermatological \ -​ji-​kəl \ adjective
dermatologist \ -​mə-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist \ noun

Examples of dermatology in a Sentence

One of the doctors at the clinic specializes in dermatology.

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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,, "8 Questions You're Too Embarrassed to Ask About Sun Protection," 3 July 2018 His father was the chair of dermatology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo. New York Times, "Jamie Daw, Benjamin Oseroff," 24 June 2018 For now, Andrew Alexis, M.D., the chair of dermatology at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City, warns against jumping to conclusions. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Hawaii's Sunscreen Ban Doesn't Hit Until 2021, but the Reason for It Is Scary," 15 May 2018 Free services include dental screenings, dermatology consultations, eye glasses information and adjustments and haircuts as well as immunizations for those who meet certain requirements. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "Community news: Lincoln-Way cadets take 3rd at national academic bowl," 12 July 2018 The group's specialties include cardiology, dermatology, pulmonology and sleep medicine. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "A high-profile lawsuit against Atrium Health comes to an end," 6 July 2018 Patients can also see doctors for primary care as well as specialties such as cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology and surgery. Annie Martin,, "UCF Health posts $5.8M loss, has high risk of doctor turnover, report finds," 2 July 2018 But four isn’t always the magic number, says Ellen Marmur, an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Jolene Edgar, Allure, "The Kybella Debate: Why Some Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists Are Reconsidering the Chin-Slimming Injectable," 30 May 2018 But what is unusual here is the large group of doctors planning to leave Atrium are all in the same practice, Mecklenburg Medical Group, which provides primary and specialty care in areas including cardiology, dermatology and sleep medicine. Deon Roberts, charlotteobserver, "As nearly 100 doctors abandon Atrium Health, some experts see the start of a trend | Charlotte Observer," 25 May 2018

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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 \
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 \ noun

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