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January 2015

Dermatologic Etymology: Primary Morphology of Skin Lesions

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
JAMA Dermatol. 2015;151(1):69. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2014.3063

A cutaneous disease can be classified according to its primary morphology (Greek. μορφη, morphē, form + -λογία, -logia, a discourse, science, the study of).1,2