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pru·ri·tus

 (pro͝o-rī′təs)
n.
Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.

[Latin prūrītus, from past participle of prūrīre, to itch; see preus- in Indo-European roots.]

pru·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
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pruritus

(prʊəˈraɪtəs)
n
1. (Pathology) any intense sensation of itching
2. (Pathology) any of various conditions characterized by intense itching
[C17: from Latin: an itching; see prurient]
pruritic adj
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pru•ri•tus

(prʊˈraɪ təs)

n.
itching.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin prūrītus an itching, derivative of prūrī(re) to itch]
pru•rit′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pruritus - an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.)
itchiness, itching, itch - an irritating cutaneous sensation that produces a desire to scratch
pruritus ani - chronic itching of the skin around the anus
pruritus vulvae - persistent itching of the external female genitalia
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Translations

pru·ri·tus

n. prurito, comezón, picazón.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

pruritus

n prurito, picazón f, comezón f
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