a dermatitis caused by penetration into a person's skin of bristles, hairs, or other foreign objects from another species of animal.
zoacanthosis/zo·ac·an·tho·sis/ (zo″ak-an-tho´sis) dermatitis caused by animal structures, such as bristles, sting, or hairs.
a dermatitis caused by retention in the skin of foreign bodies such as insect stingers, animal hairs, or bristles.
A cutaneous eruption due to introduction into the human skin of hair, bristles, or stingers, or other lower animal structures.
[G. zōon, animal, + acanthosis]
a dermatitis caused by penetration into the skin, of bristles, hairs, etc., of lower animals.