noun \-ˈrī-təs, -ˈrē-\

Definition of PRURITUS

:  itch 1a

Origin of PRURITUS

Latin, from prurire
First Known Use: 1653

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic


noun \prü-ˈrīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRURITUS

: localized or generalized itching due to irritation of sensory nerve endings : itch


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