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[dur-muh-tol-uh-jist] /ˌdɜr məˈtɒl ə dʒɪst/
a specialist in dermatology, especially a doctor who specializes in the treatment of diseases of the skin.
Origin of dermatologist
1860-65; dermatolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for dermatologist
  • Her dermatologist gave her a shot of potent, anti-inflammatory cortisone and prescribed a daily corticosteroid ointment.
  • In my two running falls, the only thing that scarred was when my dermatologist removed gravel from my palm.
  • Traditionally, to remove a single tattoo, a dermatologist matches a laser's wavelength to a specific color in a tattoo.
  • Her father, a dermatologist and an amateur artist, pushed her to excel in all things.
  • When it was finally revealed, the true diagnosis proved far more esoteric than even the dermatologist anticipated.
  • Anna, have her check with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
  • Tiller, who had originally planned to become a dermatologist, lived with the knowledge that his actions made him a target.
  • Plan should require access to a dermatologist experienced with scabies.
Word Origin and History for dermatologist

1861; see dermatology + -ist.

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dermatologist in Medicine

dermatologist der·ma·tol·o·gist (dûr'mə-tŏl'ə-jĭst)
A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

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