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dermatology


a member of the American Academy of Dermatology
  the branch of medicine dealing with the skin
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dermatology dermatological dermatologist dermatologically
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  • a member of the American Academy of Dermatology
  • The dermatological group has specialists in skin cancer, acne, and wrinkle removal.
  • I thought of Amy’s calendar, the one that went three years into the future, and if you looked a year ahead, you would actually find appointments: dermatologist, dentist, vet.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • He’s not a dermatologist, so what does he know?"
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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  • And I felt compelled to write the following on an index card: You need to have a dermatologist perform a punch biopsy on the mole (nevus) on the back of your neck If it is not too much of an invasion of your privacy, I would very much like to look at the pathology report.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • …that being a surgeon was a matter of feeling before it was one of learning and that his long experience allowed him to judge whether the surgical sense was present in a person or not; he had made up his mind to observe him today during the operation and could assert—and for this he was very sorry—that he would never make a surgeon, for which reason he would advise him to go to some other department—internal medicine, for example, or dermatology—where everything depended on training.
    Alaa Al Aswany  --  The Kitchen Boy
  • When Ted finished his residency in dermatology, we bought a run-down threestory Victorian with a large garden in Ashbury Heights.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • I have a dermatological condition, which I prefer to hide.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • My mother told me to see a dermatologist.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • There was a urologist for his urine, a lymphologist for his lymph, an endocrinologist for his endocrines, a psychologist for his psyche, a dermatologist for his derma; there was a pathologist for his pathos, a cystologist for his cysts, and a bald and pedantic cetologist from the zoology department at Harvard who had been shanghaied ruthlessly into the Medical Corps by a faulty anode in an I.B.M. machine and spent his sessions with the dying colonel trying to discuss Moby Dick with…
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • I tried to get her to turn out with me, but she gave me a quick, graphic dermatology lesson on the effects of chlorine and intense sunlight on burn scars and that was that.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • If I ever go to manage, you be sure to get me to a good dermatologist, you hear?
    Judith Guest  --  Ordinary People
  • "Of course, I could see from the start that you were dermatologically challenged" — he was talking about Evra’s skin (I looked the word up in a dictionary later) — "but I had no idea there might be other members like you among your company."
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • "Surgary," Therapeutics, Ophthalmology, Bacteriology, Dermatology, Nursing, and Bandage.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • She was bone thin, with jagged features and a dermatological condition known as vitiligo, which gave her complexion the mottled look of coarse granite blotched with lichen.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Last month, when he was leaving for a two-day dermatology course in Los Angeles, he asked if I wanted to come along and then quickly, before I could say anything, he added, "Never mind, I’d rather go alone.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
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Associated words [difficulty]:   dermatology [7] , anatomy [2] , pathology [2] , gynecology [3] , neurology [3] , physiology [5] , cardiology [6] , gerontology [8]
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