dermatology

[dur-muh-tol-uh-jee]
noun
the branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.

Origin:
1810–20; dermato- + -logy

dermatological [dur-muh-tl-oj-i-kuhl] , dermatologic, adjective
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dermatology (ˌdɜːməˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of medicine concerned with the skin and its diseases
 
dermatological
 
adj
 
derma'tologist
 
n

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dermatology
1819, from comb. form of Gk. derma (gen. dermatos) "skin, hide, leather" + -logy.
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dermatology der·ma·tol·o·gy (dûr'mə-tŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases.


der'ma·to·log'i·cal (-tə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) or der'ma·to·log'ic adj.
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dermatology   (dûr'mə-tŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, and nails.
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dermatology [(dur-muh-tol-uh-jee)]

The branch of medicine devoted to the study and care of the skin.

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The dermatology community isn't saying all that much, in my opinion, because the laser removal process is a cash-cow.
They also need to learn about dermatology and the human body's nervous system.
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