dermatographia

[ der-mat-uh-graf-ee-uh, dur-muh-tuh- ]
/ dərˌmæt əˈgræf i ə, ˌdɜr mə tə- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

a condition in which touching or lightly scratching the skin causes raised, reddish marks.

Nearby words

  1. dermatofibroma,
  2. dermatofibrosarcoma,
  3. dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans,
  4. dermatogen,
  5. dermatoglyphics,
  6. dermatographism,
  7. dermatoheteroplasty,
  8. dermatoid,
  9. dermatologist,
  10. dermatology

Also der·ma·tog·ra·phism [dur-muh-tog-ruh-fiz-uh m] /ˌdɜr məˈtɒg rəˌfɪz əm/, dermographia, dermographism.

Origin of dermatographia

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

Related formsder·mat·o·graph·ic, adjective

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