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swimmer's itch

noun

Definition of swimmer's itch

  1. :  a severe urticarial reaction to the presence in the skin of larval schistosomes



1928

First Known Use of swimmer's itch

1928


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swimmer's itch

noun

Medical Definition of swimmer's itch

  1. :  an itching inflammation that is a reaction to the invasion of the skin by schistosomes that are not normally parasites of humans—called also schistosome dermatitis




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