pruritus [pr oo- rahy-t uh s] Examples Word Origin Origin of pruritus 1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prūrītus an itching, equivalent to prūrī(re) to itch + -tus suffix of v. action Related forms pru·rit·ic , [pr oo- rit-ik] /prʊˈrɪt ɪk/ adjective
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Examples from the Web for pruritic Historical Examples of pruritic British Dictionary definitions for pruritic any intense sensation of itching any of various conditions characterized by intense itching Derived Forms pruritic ( prʊəˈrɪtɪk), adjective Word Origin for pruritus
C17: from Latin: an itching; see
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Word Origin and History for pruritic n.
"itching of the skin without visible eruption" [Klein], 1650s, from Latin
pruritus, past participle of prurire "to itch" (see prurient). Earlier via Old French in form prurite (early 15c.). Related: Pruritic.
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Severe itching, often of undamaged skin. Related forms pru•rit ( ′ic -rĭt) ′ĭk adj.
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