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Definition of "dermatitis" [der•ma•ti•tis]

  • Inflammation of the skin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dermatitis" in a sentence
  • "An exfoliating generalized dermatitis is exceptionally observed in the first weeks of life (_dermatitis exfoliativa neonatorum_), lasting some weeks, and in most cases followed by recovery."
  • "The local action of iodoform (_iodoform dermatitis_) in some individuals is that of a decided irritant, bringing about a dermatitis, which often spreads much beyond the parts of application, and which in those eczematously inclined may result in a veritable and persistent eczema."
  • "Speaking of my feet and my lower legs, the dermatitis is flaring a bit but keeps getting knocked back."