nummular

adjective
num·mu·lar | \ˈnəm-yə-lər \

Definition of nummular 

: characterized by circular or oval lesions or drops nummular dermatitis

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Doctors generally treat nummular dermatitis with drugs to reduce inflammation and itchiness, the AAD says. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Types of Eczema You Should Know, Because There’s Actually More Than One," 31 May 2018 Experts aren’t 100 percent sure why people get nummular dermatitis, but risk factors include having injured your skin in some way, having very dry skin, living in a cold, dry area, or having some other form of eczema like atopic dermatitis. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Types of Eczema You Should Know, Because There’s Actually More Than One," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of nummular

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nummular

French nummulaire, from Latin nummulus, diminutive of nummus coin, probably from Greek nomimos customary, from nomos

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nummular

adjective
num·mu·lar | \ˈnəm-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of nummular 

1 : circular or oval in shape nummular lesions

2 : characterized by circular or oval lesions or drops nummular dermatitis nummular sputum

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