eczema

[ek-suh-muh, eg-zuh-, ig-zee-]
noun Pathology.
an inflammatory condition of the skin attended with itching and the exudation of serous matter.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin < Greek ékzema, equivalent to ek- ec- + ze- (stem of zeîn to boil, ferment) + -ma noun suffix

eczematous [ig-zem-uh-tuhs, -zee-muh-] , adjective
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eczema (ˈɛksɪmə, ɪɡˈziːmə)
 
n
pathol a skin inflammation with lesions that scale, crust, or ooze a serous fluid, often accompanied by intense itching or burning
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ek- out + zein to boil; see yeast]
 
eczematous
 
adj

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eczema
1753, from Gk. ekzema, from ekzein "to boil out," from ek "out" + zema "boiling," from zein "to boil," from PIE base *jes-. Said to have been the name given by ancient physicians to "any fiery pustule on the skin."
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eczema ec·ze·ma (ěk'sə-mə, ěg'zə-, ĭg-zē'-)
n.
An acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.

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eczema   (ěk'sə-mə)  Pronunciation Key 
An acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, often caused by allergy and characterized by itching, scaling, and blistering.
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Long thought of as an allergic disease, eczema may be caused by defects in the
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