- a condition in which touching or lightly scratching the skin causes raised, reddish marks.
Also der·ma·tog·ra·phism [dur-muh-tog-ruh-fiz-uh m] /ˌdɜr məˈtɒg rəˌfɪz əm/, dermographia, dermographism.
Origin of dermatographia
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- A form of urticaria in which skin welts develop along the lines where one has been stroked or scratched.dermographia dermographism
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