prickly heat

noun

Definition of prickly heat

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

1736

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


Medical Dictionary

prickly heat

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noun prick·ly heat \ˈprik-lē-\

Medical Definition of prickly heat

  1. :  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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