a skin condition characterized by itching papules.
Origin of prurigo
< Latin prūrigō
an itching; see prurient
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Historical Examples of prurigo
To allay the itching in prurigo, and some other skin diseases.
Two diseases of the time are, faction and fussiness—the one a fever, the other a prurigo.
As an anodyne application in irritable ulcers, ringworm, prurigo, and some other skin diseases.
Dr. Willan, in one case of Prurigo senilis, observed a number of small insects on the patient's skin and linen.
British Dictionary definitions for prurigo
Derived Formspruriginous (prʊəˈrɪdʒɪnəs), adjective
a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by the formation of papules and intense itching
Word Origin for prurigo
C19: from Latin: an itch
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Related formspru•rig′i•nous (-rĭj′ə-nəs) adj.
A chronic skin disease having various causes, marked by the eruption of pale, dome-shaped papules that itch severely.
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