Origin of eczemaModern Latin from Classical Greek ekzema from ek-, out + zein, to boil: see yeast
Origin of eczemaNew Latin from Greek ekzema from ekzein to break out, boil over ek- out ; see ecto- . zein to boil ; see yes- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural eczemata or eczemas)
From Ancient Greek ἔκζεμα (ekzema), from ἐκ (ek, “out of, forth from”) + ζέμα (zema, “that which is boiled, decoction”), from ζέω (zeo, “to boil, to seethe”).