aqua·​gen·​ic ˌä-kwə-ˈje-nik, ˌa- How to pronounce aquagenic (audio)
: caused by water and especially by contact with water
Aquagenic urticaria is a rash caused by contact with water. It is exceedingly rare.Rebecca Coffey, Discover
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

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“Aquagenic.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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