atopic dermatitis n.
Dermatitis characterized by intense itching, occurring in individuals predisposed to developing certain hypersensitivity reactions.
- Atopic keratoconjunctivitis
atopic keratoconjunctivitis atopic keratoconjunctivitis n. Inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva occurring as a consequence of atopic eczema.
an allergy, involving an inherited immunoglobulin of the IgE type, that predisposes a person to certain allergic responses, as dermatitis. noun (immunol) a hereditary tendency to be hypersensitive to certain allergens n. 1923, coined by Edward D. Perry, professor of Greek at Columbia University, at the request of medical men, from Greek atopia “unusualness, strangeness, […]
atopognosia atopognosia a·top·og·no·si·a (ā-tŏp’ŏg-nō’zē-ə, -zhə, ə-tŏp’-) or a·top·og·no·sis (-nō’sĭs) n. The inability to discern the origin of a sensation.
a combination of 1. and 2. that forms nouns corresponding to verbs ending in -ate1, ,denoting a human agent (agitator; mediator; adjudicator) or nonhuman entity, especially a machine (incubator; regulator; vibrator) performing the function named by the verb. suffix a person or thing that performs a certain action: agitator, escalator, radiator