dermatology

noun
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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Right now, the facility operates clinics for behavioral health, cardiology, chemotherapy, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, pulmonary and more. Ivana Hrynkiw | Ihrynkiw@al.com, al.com, "Cooper Green: What patients should know about healthcare partnership with UAB," 4 July 2019 There are more than 2,300 Florida doctors in specialties including family care, oncology, gynecology and dermatology who are on the list, broken down by county. Marcia Heroux Pounds, sun-sentinel.com, "Could you qualify for a Florida medical marijuana card? What you should know.," 20 June 2019 The materials used in a hat—the dyes or textiles, for example—could also play into hair loss, says Dr. Adam Friedman, a professor of dermatology at George Washington University. Markham Heid, Time, "Can Wearing a Hat Contribute to Baldness?," 17 June 2019 Shari Marchbein, a clinical assistant professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine in New York City, always keeps sunscreen in her purse — but not just there. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "How to Protect Your Skin From the Sun Like a Dermatologist This Summer," 12 June 2019 But according to Josh Zeichner, M.D., director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, picking tends to cause more harm than good. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "How to Get Rid of a Pimple Fast: 12 Dos & Don'ts of Fighting Acne," 17 Jan. 2019 In the ever-changing world of plastic surgery and dermatology, there's no shortage of treatments available for those looking to shed fat and sculpt their bodies. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Emsulpt," 21 Feb. 2019 The first possibility is pretty rare, Joshua Zeichner, a director of cosmetic and clinical dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells Allure. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, "Can Using Niacinamide in Your Skin-Care Routine Cause Redness?," 22 July 2018 There are a lot more options than your standard hand lotion on store shelves these days, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., the director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Molly Nover-baker, SELF, "11 Treatments That Will Soothe Super Dry Hands This Winter," 26 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of dermatology

1819, in the meaning defined above

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dermatology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dermatology

medical : the scientific study of the skin and its diseases

dermatology

noun
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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