eczema

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noun ec·ze·ma \ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-\

Definition of eczema

  1. :  an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

eczematous

play \ig-ˈze-mə-təs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of eczema

New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ekzein to erupt, from ex- out + zein to boil — more at ex-, yeast


First Known Use: circa 1753


ECZEMA Defined for English Language Learners

eczema

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noun ec·ze·ma \ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-\

Definition of eczema for English Language Learners

  • medical : a skin disease that causes areas of the skin to become red, rough, and itchy


ECZEMA Defined for Kids

eczema

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noun ec·ze·ma \ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-mə\

Definition of eczema for Students

  1. :  a skin disease in which the skin is red and itchy and has scaly or crusty patches


Medical Dictionary

noun ec·ze·ma \ig-ˈzē-mə, ˈeg-zə-mə, ˈek-sə-\

Medical Definition of eczema

  1. :  an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

eczematous

\ig-ˈzem-ət-əs\play adjective


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