Dictionary

creeping eruption

noun

Definition of CREEPING ERUPTION

:  a skin disorder marked by a spreading red line of eruption and caused especially by larvae (as of hookworms not normally parasitic in humans) burrowing beneath the human skin
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of CREEPING ERUPTION

1926
Medical Dictionary

creeping eruption

noun creep·ing eruption \ˈkrē-piŋ-\

Medical Definition of CREEPING ERUPTION

:  a human skin disorder that is characterized by a red line of eruption which fades at one end as it progresses at the other and that is usually caused by insect or worm larvae and especially those of the dog hookworm burrowing in the deeper layers of the skin—called also larval migrans, larva migrans

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: creeping fernPrevious Word in the Dictionary: creeping diskAll Words Near: creeping eruption
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears