Definition of Actinic dermatitis
1. Noun. Dermatitis caused exposure to sunlight.
Medical Definition of Actinic dermatitis
1. Dermatitis caused or elicited by exposure to sunlight; may be phototoxic or photoallergic, and can result from topical application, ingestion, inhalation, or injection of mediating phototoxic or photoallergic material. See: photosensitization. Synonym: actinic dermatitis, actinodermatitis. Origin: photo-+ G. Derma, skin, + -itis, inflammation (05 Mar 2000)
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