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prurigo

[proo-rahy-goh] /prʊˈraɪ goʊ/
noun, Pathology
1.
a skin condition characterized by itching papules.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin prūrigō an itching; see prurient
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British Dictionary definitions for prurigo

prurigo

/prʊəˈraɪɡəʊ/
noun
1.
a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by the formation of papules and intense itching
Derived Forms
pruriginous (prʊəˈrɪdʒɪnəs) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: an itch
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prurigo in Medicine

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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