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Definition of Dermatology

Dermatology: 1. The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, nails, oral cavity and genitals. 2. Sometimes also, cosmetic care and enhancement.
Dermatology is literally the study of the skin.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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