noun Pathology.

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prūrītus an itching, equivalent to prūrī(re) to itch + -tus suffix of v. action

pruritic [proo-rit-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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pruritus (prʊəˈraɪtəs)
1.  any intense sensation of itching
2.  any of various conditions characterized by intense itching
[C17: from Latin: an itching; see prurient]

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pruritus pru·ri·tus (pru-rī'təs)
Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.

pru·rit'ic (-rĭt'ĭk) adj.
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Pruritus is a dominant symptom of many skin diseases and also occurs in some diseases that affect the entire body.
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