Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

-derma

A disorder of the skin.

[Greek derma, skin, hide.]

Examples include leucoderma (Greek leukos, white), another name for vitiligo, in which whitish patches form on the skin; pyoderma (Greek puon, pus), a skin infection with formation of pus; scleroderma (Greek sklēros, hard), a chronic hardening and contraction of the skin and connective tissue; xeroderma (Greek xēros, dry), any disease in which the skin becomes very dry.

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