eczema

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Eczema \Ec"ze*ma\, noun [NL., fr. Gr. 'e'kzema; "ek out + zei^n to boil.] (Med.) An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; -- called also {tetter}, {milk crust}, and {salt rheum}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

eczema

noun

1: generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages


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