prickly heat

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of prickly heat

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

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First Known Use of prickly heat

1736


PRICKLY HEAT Defined for English Language Learners

prickly heat

noun

Definition of prickly heat for English Language Learners

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


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prickly heat

noun prick·ly heat \ ˈprik-lē- \

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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