prickly heat


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

prick·ly heat

noun \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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