prurigo

noun
pru·​ri·​go | \ prü-ˈrī-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce prurigo (audio) , -ˈrē- How to pronounce prurigo (audio) \

Definition of prurigo

: a chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by itching papules

Examples of prurigo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some antibiotics, such as minocycline and doxycycline, can treat prurigo pigmentosa. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 29 July 2019

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First Known Use of prurigo

circa 1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prurigo

New Latin, from Latin, itch, from prurire

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“Prurigo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prurigo. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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prurigo

noun
pru·​ri·​go | \ prü-ˈrī-(ˌ)gō How to pronounce prurigo (audio) \

Medical Definition of prurigo

: a chronic inflammatory skin disease marked by a general eruption of small itching papules

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