aquagenic

adjective
aqua·​gen·​ic | \ ˌä-kwə-ˈje-nik, ˌa- How to pronounce aquagenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of aquagenic

: 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, 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

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“Aquagenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aquagenic. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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