pruriginous

pruriginous

[proo-rij-uh-nuhs]
adjective Medicine/Medical.
of, pertaining to, or causing prurigo.

Origin:
1600–10; < Late Latin prūrīginōsus itchy, lascivious, equivalent to prūrīgin- (stem of prūrīgō) prurigo + -ōsus -ous

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prurigo (prʊəˈraɪɡəʊ)
 
n
a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by the formation of papules and intense itching
 
[C19: from Latin: an itch]
 
pruriginous
 
adj

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