Definition of pompholyx in English:

pompholyx

Line breaks: pom|pho¦lyx
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒmfəlɪks
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A medical condition affecting the skin of the palms of the hand or the soles of the feet.
    More example sentences
    • It is not often used as the sole treatment for pompholyx, but excellent responses have been described.
    • 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.

Origin

early 19th century: from Greek pompholux, pompholug- 'bubble, blister'.

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