der·​mog·​ra·​phism (ˌ)dər-ˈmäg-rə-ˌfiz-əm How to pronounce dermographism (audio)
: a condition in which pressure or friction on the skin gives rise to a transient raised usually reddish mark so that a line traced on the skin becomes visible

called also dermatographia, dermatographism

dermographic adjective

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“Dermographism.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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