prickly heat


noun Pathology.

a cutaneous eruption accompanied by a prickling and itching sensation, due to an inflammation of the sweat glands.

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Origin of prickly heat

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40
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Example sentences from the Web for prickly heat

  • On Lucknow station platform he watched young De Castro, all covered with prickly-heat, get into a second-class compartment.

    Kim|Rudyard Kipling
  • Regard 'em as inevitable, Mr. Mayor, like Indian prickly-heat, or fever here.

    The Dop Doctor|Clotilde Inez Mary Graves

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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