eczema ec·ze·ma (ěk'sə-mə, ěg'zə-, ĭg-zē'-)
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.
eczematous ec·zem·a·tous (ěg-zěm'ə-təs, -zē'mə-, ĭg-)
Of, marked by, or resembling eczema.
|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.