intertrigo

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n intertrigo chafing between two skin surfaces that are in contact (as in the armpit or under the breasts or between the thighs)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Intertrigo (Med) A rubbing or chafing of the skin; especially, an abrasion or excoriation of the skin between folds, as in fat or neglected children.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n intertrigo A slight inflammation of the skin, occurring in creases or folds where one part of skin rubs on another.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Intertrigo in-tėr-trī′gō an inflammation of the skin from chafing or rubbing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. inter, between + terere, tritum, to rub
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inter, between, terĕre, tritum, to rub.

Usage

In literature:

Babies are frequently subject to rashes, intertrigo, excoriations, eczema, and other skin affections.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
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