urticant

[ ur-ti-kuh nt ]
/ ˈɜr tɪ kənt /

adjective

producing a stinging or itching sensation.

Nearby words

  1. ursprache,
  2. ursula,
  3. ursuline,
  4. urtext,
  5. urticaceous,
  6. urticaria,
  7. urticaria endemica,
  8. urticaria medicamentosa,
  9. urticaria pigmentosa,
  10. urticarial

Origin of urticant

1865–70; < Medieval Latin urtīcant- (stem of urtīcāns), present participle of urtīcāre to sting. See urticate

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Medicine definitions for urticant

urticant

[ ûrtĭ-kənt ]

adj.

Causing itching or stinging.

n.

A substance that causes itching or stinging.

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