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heat rash

Origin of heat rash
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Muriel has been bitten all over by mosquitoes, and Mabelle has also suffered from heat-rash.

    A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Annie Allnut Brassey
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heat rash

a nontechnical name for miliaria
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heat-rash in Medicine

heat rash n.
An inflammatory skin condition caused by obstruction of the ducts of the sweat glands, resulting from exposure to high heat and humidity and characterized by the eruption of small, red papules accompanied by an itching or prickling sensation. Also called miliaria, miliaria rubra, prickly heat, strophulus, tropical lichen.

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