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prurigo

[ proo-rahy-goh ]
/ prʊˈraɪ goʊ /
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noun Pathology.
a skin condition characterized by itching papules.
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Origin of prurigo

1640–50; <Latin prūrigō an itching; see prurient
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British Dictionary definitions for prurigo

prurigo
/ (prʊəˈraɪɡəʊ) /

noun
a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by the formation of papules and intense itching

Derived forms of prurigo

pruriginous (prʊəˈrɪdʒɪnəs), adjective

Word Origin for prurigo

C19: from Latin: an itch
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Medical definitions for prurigo

prurigo
[ pru-rīgō ]

n.
A chronic skin disease having various causes, marked by the eruption of pale, dome-shaped papules that itch severely.

Other words from prurigo

pru•rigi•nous (-rĭjə-nəs) adj.
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