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Maceration
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Definition:
Skin that is chronically wet and soggy is described as macerated. Macerated skin is usually white or lighter than the surrounding skin.

Pronunciation: maa-sir-AY-shun • (noun)

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Athlete's Foot
Athlete's foot is caused by a fungal infection of the skin between the toes. Typically this infection is characterized by maceration between the toes.
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