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prickly heat

noun

medical : a skin rash that people sometimes get during hot weather

Full Definition of PRICKLY HEAT

:  a noncontagious cutaneous eruption of red pimples with intense itching and tingling caused by inflammation around the sweat ducts

First Known Use of PRICKLY HEAT

1736

prickly heat

noun prick·ly heat \ˈprik-lē-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRICKLY HEAT

:  a noncontagious cutaneous eruption of red pimples with intense itching and tingling caused by inflammation around the sweat ducts—called also heat rash; see miliaria

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