salt rheum
Eczema Ec"ze*ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`kzema; "ek out + zei^n to boil.] (Med.) An inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized by the presence of redness and itching, an eruption of small vesicles, and the discharge of a watery exudation, which often dries up, leaving the skin covered with crusts; -- called also {tetter}, {milk crust}, and {salt rheum}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Salt rheum — Rheum Rheum (r[udd]m), n. [OF. reume, rheume, F. rhume a cold,, L. rheuma rheum, from Gr. ???, fr. rei^n to flow, akin to E. stream. See {Stream}, n., and cf. {Hemorrhoids}.] (Med.) A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt rheum — (Med.) A popular name, esp. in the United States, for various cutaneous eruptions, particularly for those of eczema. See {Eczema}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • salt rheum — noun : eczema …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt-rheum weed — noun : a turtlehead (Chelone glabra) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rheum — (r[udd]m), n. [OF. reume, rheume, F. rhume a cold,, L. rheuma rheum, from Gr. ???, fr. rei^n to flow, akin to E. stream. See {Stream}, n., and cf. {Hemorrhoids}.] (Med.) A serous or mucous discharge, especially one from the eves or nose. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt — Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt acid — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt block — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt bottom — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt cake — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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