dermatosis

noun

der·​ma·​to·​sis ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce dermatosis (audio)
plural dermatoses ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-ˌsēz How to pronounce dermatosis (audio)
: a disease of the skin

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That's called koebnerization — the phenomenon that a skin disease or skin dermatosis will follow areas of trauma. Kirbie Johnson, Allure, 26 Feb. 2021 There are also small mole-like dark spots called dermatosis papulosa nigra that are more common among people of color, Dr. Elbuluk adds. Tatiana Walk-morris, SELF, 12 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dermatosis was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Dermatosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermatosis. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

dermatosis

noun
der·​ma·​to·​sis ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce dermatosis (audio)
plural dermatoses -ˌsēz How to pronounce dermatosis (audio)
: a disease of the skin
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