Meaning of “dermatitis” in the English Dictionary

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"dermatitis" in British English

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dermatitisnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌdɜː.məˈtaɪ.təs/ us /ˌdɝː.məˈtaɪ.t̬əs/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Acute dermatitis varying in degree from a slight erythema to deep ulceration or even necrosis of skin. 
  • Chronic dermatitis, which results from persistence of the acute form, is most intractable and may assume malignant characters. 

(Definition of “dermatitis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dermatitis" in American English

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dermatitisnoun [ U ]

us /ˌdɜr·məˈtɑɪt̬·əs/ medical

a red and painful condition of the skin

(Definition of “dermatitis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)