Definition of nummular in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnʌmjʊlə/


Resembling a coin or coins.
Example sentences
  • Group 1 included 17 cases of early-stage MF (IA and IB of the TNM classification) and 25 cases of large plaque parapsoriasis, nummular eczema, or follicular mucinosis.
  • (Australia-Australian Family Physician, October 1999, p.1021.) Discoid or nummular eczema presents as thin, ‘coin-shaped’ erythematous plaques that often have a scaly center.
  • The differential diagnosis includes nummular eczema, pityriasis rosea, Lyme disease, tinea versicolor, contact dermatitis, granuloma annulare, and psoriasis.


Mid 18th century: from Latin nummulus (diminutive of nummus 'coin') + -ar1.

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