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dermatographia

[ der-mat-uh-graf-ee-uh, dur-muh-tuh- ]
/ dərˌmæt əˈgræf i ə, ˌdɜr mə tə- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
a condition in which touching or lightly scratching the skin causes raised, reddish marks.
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Also der·ma·tog·ra·phism [dur-muh-tog-ruh-fiz-uhm], /ˌdɜr məˈtɒg rəˌfɪz əm/, dermographia, dermographism.

Origin of dermatographia

From New Latin, dating back to 1850–55; see origin at dermato-, -graphy

OTHER WORDS FROM dermatographia

der·mat·o·graph·ic, adjective
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How to use dermatographia in a sentence

  • Under these circumstances dermatographia is a common manifestation.

    Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
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