pruritus

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noun pru·ri·tus \-ˈrī-təs, -ˈrē-\

Definition of pruritus

  1. :  itch 1a

Origin and Etymology of pruritus

Latin, from prurire


First Known Use: 1653


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pruritus

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noun pru·ri·tus \prü-ˈrīt-əs\

Medical Definition of pruritus

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


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