Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun[mass noun] Medicine
A medical condition affecting the skin of the palms of the hand or the soles of the feet.
- Allergic contact dermatitis and coexistent athlete's foot were excluded, and pompholyx was diagnosed.
- The pompholyx fluctuated, but there was no consistently good response to treatment.
- The pompholyx began to be troublesome again shortly after the azathioprine was stopped.
Early 19th century: from Greek pompholux, pompholug- 'bubble, blister'.
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