noun Pathology.

a skin condition characterized by itching papules.

Origin of prurigo

1640–50; < Latin prūrigō an itching; see prurient Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin characterized by the formation of papules and intense itching
Derived Formspruriginous (prʊəˈrɪdʒɪnəs), adjective

Word Origin for prurigo

C19: from Latin: an itch
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prurigo in Medicine




A chronic skin disease having various causes, marked by the eruption of pale, dome-shaped papules that itch severely.
Related formspru•rigi•nous (-rĭjə-nəs) adj.
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