a dermatitis caused by penetration into a person's skin of bristles, hairs, or other foreign objects from another species of animal.
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A cutaneous eruption due to introduction into the human skin of hair, bristles, or stingers, or other lower animal structures.
[G. zōon, animal, + acanthosis]
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