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Meaning of ECZEMA

Pronunciation:  'eksumu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  generic term for inflammatory conditions of the skin; particularly with vesiculation in the acute stages

ECZEMA is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 See Also: allergic eczema, chronic eczema, dermatitis, disease of the skin, eczema herpeticum, eczema hypertrophicum, lichtenoid eczema, skin condition, skin disease, skin disorder, skin problem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ec"ze*ma\, n. [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}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: inflammation of the skin that causes itching and, sometimes, crusting, scaling, or blisters.
Biology Dictionary
  1. Dermatitis is a skin disorder involving the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin; can produce a rash, blisters, or sore, cracked skin.
  2. A noncontagious skin condition where red and itchy blisters appear, then crusty and thickened skin. The condition can be acute (occurs suddenly and once) or chronic (is present for a long time) and has numerous causes.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: acne, acne vulgaris, allergen, allergic disorder, allergy, asthma, conjunctivitis, cosmetic dermatitis, dermamycosis, dermatosis, elephantiasis, epithelioma, erysipelas, erythema, exanthem, hay fever, heat rash, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, hives, impetigo, itch, jungle rot, leprosy, lichen, lichen primus, lupus, lupus vulgaris, miliaria, pemphigus, pollinosis, prickly heat, pruigo, pruritus, psora, ringworm, rose cold, scabies, shingles, skin cancer, tetter, urticaria