Origin of nummularClassical Latin nummularius from nummulus, diminutive of nummus, a coin from Classical Greek nomimos, legal from nomos: see -nomy
The definition of nummular is something that is round or oval or is shaped like a coin.
An example of something nummular is how a rash from eczema can look.
Shaped like a coin; oval or circular.
Origin of nummularFrom Latin nummulus diminutive of nummus coin probably from Greek nomimos customary, legal ; see nem- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more nummular, superlative most nummular)
- Patting rather than rubbing the skin after bathing and thoroughly massaging lubricating lotion or nonprescription cortisone creams into still-damp skin can soothe red, irritated nummular dermatitis.
- Coal-tar salves can help relieve symptoms of nummular dermatitis that have not responded to other treatments, but these ointments have an unpleasant odor and stain clothing.