prurigo

prurigo

[proo-rahy-goh]
noun Pathology.
a skin condition characterized by itching papules.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin prūrigō an itching; see prurient

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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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prurigo pru·ri·go (pru-rī'gō)
n.
A chronic skin disease having various causes, marked by the eruption of pale, dome-shaped papules that itch severely.


pru·rig'i·nous (-rĭj'ə-nəs) adj.
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