medical Definition of aquagenic
- Aquagenic urticaria is a rash caused by contact with water. It is exceedingly rare.
- —Rebecca Coffey, Discover, May 2012
- Aquagenic pruritus is recurrent, intense, diffuse itching upon getting out of a bath or shower, and although no one knows the mechanism, it's a symptom of polycythemia vera, a rare condition in which the body produces too many red blood cells.
- —Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, 30 June 2008