a cutaneous eruption accompanied by a prickling and itching sensation, due to an inflammation of the sweat glands.
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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
a nontechnical name for miliaria
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Medical definitions for prickly heat
[ prĭk′lē ]
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