Pruriginous Pru*rig"i*nous, a. [L. pruriginosus: cf. F. prurigineux.] (Med.) Tending to, or caused by, prurigo; affected by, or of the nature of, prurigo. [1913 Webster]

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  • pruriginous — /prəˈrɪdʒənəs/ (say pruh rijuhnuhs) adjective itching. {Late Latin prūrīginōsus} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • prurigo — A chronic disease of the skin marked by a persistent eruption of papules that itch intensely. [L. itch, fr. prurio, to itch] actinic p. SYN: p. aestivalis. p. aestivalis p. recurring each summer, becoming very severe as long as the hot weather… …   Medical dictionary

  • prurigo — [prʊə rʌɪgəʊ] noun Medicine a chronic skin disease causing severe itching. Derivatives pruriginous prʊə rɪdʒɪnəs adjective Origin C17: from L., from prurire to itch …   English new terms dictionary

  • prurigo —   n. skin disease with small itching pustules.    ♦ pruriginous …   Dictionary of difficult words

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