Pompholyx

pompholyx

1. (Science: chemistry) impure zinc oxide.

2. (Science: medicine) A skin disease in which there is an eruption of bullae, without inflammation or fever.

Origin: L, fr. Gr. A bubble, the slag on the surface of smelted ore, from a blister.


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