Eczema



[ek-suh-muh, eg-zuh-, ig-zee-] /ˈɛk sə mə, ˈɛg zə-, ɪgˈzi-/

noun, Pathology.
1.
an inflammatory condition of the skin attended with itching and the exudation of serous matter.
/ˈɛksɪmə; ɪɡˈziːmə/
noun
1.
(pathol) a skin inflammation with lesions that scale, crust, or ooze a serous fluid, often accompanied by intense itching or burning
n.

1753, from Greek ekzema, literally “something thrown out by heat,” from ekzein “to boil out,” from ek “out” (see ex-) + zema “boiling,” from zein “to boil,” from PIE root *yes- “to boil, foam, bubble” (see yeast). Said to have been the name given by ancient physicians to “any fiery pustule on the skin.”

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.
eczema
(ěk’sə-mə)
An acute or chronic noncontagious inflammation of the skin, often caused by allergy and characterized by itching, scaling, and blistering.

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