prickly-heat

prickly heat

noun Pathology.
a cutaneous eruption accompanied by a prickling and itching sensation, due to an inflammation of the sweat glands.
Also called heat rash.


Origin:
1730–40, Americanism

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prickly heat
 
n
a nontechnical name for miliaria

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prickly heat prick·ly heat (prĭk'lē)
n.
See heat rash.

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