noun Pathology.
inflammation of the skin.

1875–80; dermat- + -itis Unabridged
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dermatitis (ˌdɜːməˈtaɪtɪs)
inflammation of the skin

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1876, from dermat-, dermato- (shortened form dermo-), comb. form of Gk. derma "skin, hide, leather" + -itis.
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dermatitis der·ma·ti·tis (dûr'mə-tī'tĭs)
n. pl. der·ma·ti·tis·es or der·ma·tit·i·des (-tĭt'ĭ-dēz')
Inflammation of the skin.

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dermatitis [(dur-muh-teye-tis)]

An inflammation of the skin. Itching and redness are the basic symptoms of dermatitis, which has a variety of causes, including allergies and exposure of the skin to irritants, such as chemicals or sunlight.

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