[ ur-ti-kuhnt ]
/ ˈɜr tɪ kənt /
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producing a stinging or itching sensation.
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Origin of urticant
1865–70; <Medieval Latin urtīcant- (stem of urtīcāns), present participle of urtīcāre to sting. See urticate
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Medical definitions for urticant
[ ûr′tĭ-kənt ]
Causing itching or stinging.
A substance that causes itching or stinging.
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