Definition of pruritic in US English:

pruritic

adjective

Medicine
  • See pruritus

    • ‘On re-exposure, patients develop an acute, pruritic, eczematous dermatitis, often with blisters in a linear configuration at the site of contact.’
    • ‘An area of local edema becomes a pruritic macule or papule, which enlarges and ulcerates after one to two days.’
    • ‘Urticaria, or ‘hives,’ is characterized by pruritic, white or erythematous, nonpitting edematous plaques.’
    • ‘Urticaria is characterized by pruritic, edematous, well-circumscribed, erythematous plaques that are transient over several hours.’
    • ‘Allergic forms usually present acutely with erythematous, pruritic, edematous and exudative lesions, while contact dermatitis often has a more insidious onset with lichenification.’

Pronunciation

pruritic

/-ˈritik/