dermographism

noun
der·​mog·​ra·​phism | \ (ˌ)dər-ˈmäg-rə-ˌfiz-əm How to pronounce dermographism (audio) \

Medical Definition of dermographism

: 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

Other Words from dermographism

dermographic \ ˌdər-​mə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce dermographic (audio) \ adjective

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“Dermographism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dermographism. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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