Eczema | Definition of Eczema by Merriam-Webster

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: an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

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circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

New Latin, from Greek ekzema, from ekzein to erupt, from ex- out + zein to boil more at ex-, yeast

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: a skin disease in which the skin is red and itchy and has scaly or crusty patches

: an inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened

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