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eczema


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eczema  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eczema 
  n  :  generic  term  for  inflammatory  conditions  of  the  skin 




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