Definition of prurigo in English:

prurigo

noun

Medicine
  • A chronic skin disease causing severe itching.

    • ‘Prurigo pigmentosa is characterized by an inflammatory phase with pruritic erythematous papules and a resolution phase with reticulated pigmentation.’
    • ‘In prurigo nodularis, a variant of lichen simplex chronicus, 10-to 20-mm nodules develop over areas within easy scratching reach, such as the extensor arms and legs.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Latin, from prurire ‘to itch’.

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