1. pruritus

noun. an intense itching sensation that can have various causes (as by allergies or infection or lymphoma or jaundice etc.).


  • pruritus vulvae
  • itch
  • pruritus ani
  • itching


  • pruritus (Latin)
  • prurio (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word pruritus

1. Noun, singular or mass
Luckily, treatment is available, however, the ideal cat pruritus home remedy will depend on why your cat is itching in the first place.

2. Adjective
The reality is pruritus, or itchiness, may be one of several things.

3. Verb, base form
Usually, a cat will respond to pruritus by biting or scratching her skin, but some cats can excessively lick the affected area, which can lead to severe dryness or even hair loss over time.