To identify, define, and use prefixes and words common to Medical Terminology (Dematology)

adipose tissue
fatty tissue
albinismCondition of no pigment in skin, hair, and eyes (white skin).

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causalgiaIntense burning sensation in the skin (due to nerve damage).
electrocauteryWires used during surgery to burn through tissue.
dermatoplastySurgical repair of the skin.
dermatologistSpecialist in diseases of the skin.
epidermisOutermost layer of skin.
dermatitisInflammation of skin.
dermabrasionA surgical procedure to remove acne scars, tattoos, and fine wrinkles. Skin is scraped away; sandpaper or mechanical methods are used on frozen skin.
subcutaneousPertaining to beneath the skin
epidermolysisLoosening of the skin.
diaphoresisCondition of profuse sweating.
ichthyosisAbnormal condition of dry, scaly skin (fish-like skin).
keratosisAbnormal condition of thickened areas of the skin (horny cells accumulate).
leukoplakiaCondition of white plaques on the skin.
anhidrosisCondition of lack of sweat.
erythematousPertaining to redness of the skin.
erythemaCondition of redness of the skin (flushing).
lipomaTumor (benign) of fat tissue.
liposuctionRemoval of subcutaneous fat tissue with a blunt-tipped cannula (tube) through which suction (aspiration) is applied.
melanocyteCell that forms melanin and is found in the epidermis of the skin.
melanomaTumor (malignant) of melanocytes.
dermatomycosisAbnormal condition of fungal infection in the skin.
onycholysisSeparation of nail plate from the nail bed in fungal infections or after trauma.
onychomycosisAbnormal condition of fungal infection of nails.
paronychiaCondition of inflammation and swelling (infection) of the tissue around the nail.
seborrhea"Flow of sebum"; disturbance of sebaceous glands marked by increase in the flow of sebum.
squamous epitheliumPertaining to scale-like cells that cover the outside of the body (epidermis) and line the inner tubes of the body.
steatomaMass, tumor arising from sebaceous glands; sebaceous cyst.
trichomycosisDisease of the hair due to a fungal infection.
subungualPertaining to under a nail.
xanthomaFlat, slightly elevated, rounded plaque or nodule usually found on the eyelids.
pilosebaceousPertaining to a sebaceous gland and hair.
dermatophytosisAbnormal condition of fungus (plant) infection in the skin
pyodermaCondition of pus (infection) within the skin.
xerodermaAbnormal condition of dry, rough skin.
albinismCondition of no pigment in skin, hair, and eyes (white skin).

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leukodermaWhite skin (absence of pigment in the skin—acquired in vitiligo and congenital in albinism).