dermatographic

dermatographia

[der-mat-uh-graf-ee-uh, dur-muh-tuh-]
noun Medicine/Medical.
a condition in which touching or lightly scratching the skin causes raised, reddish marks.
Also, dermatographism [dur-muh-tog-ruh-fiz-uhm] , dermographia, dermographism.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin; see dermato-, -graphy

dermatographic, adjective
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