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noun Pathology.
a cutaneous eruption accompanied by a prickling and itching sensation, due to an inflammation of the sweat glands.
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Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
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Also called heat rash.

Origin of prickly heat

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
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British Dictionary definitions for prickly heat

prickly heat

noun
a nontechnical name for miliaria
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Medical definitions for prickly heat

prickly heat
[ prĭklē ]

n.
heat rash
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