Origin of pruritus
Examples from the Web for pruritic
It is occasionally the seat of pruritic sensations, more commonly of a peculiar sensation of heat and burning.
British Dictionary definitions for pruritic
Word Origin for pruritus
Word Origin and History for pruritic
"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.