Definition of intertrigo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəˈtrʌɪɡəʊ/


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation caused by the rubbing of one area of skin on another.
Example sentences
  • The differential diagnosis of erythrasma includes psoriasis, dermatophytosis, candidiasis, and intertrigo.
  • Inflammation of perineal skin folds is called intertrigo.
  • Pigmentation is enhanced after healing of superficial inflammation like intertrigo.


Early 18th century: from Latin, 'a sore place caused by rubbing', from interterere 'rub against each other'.

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