intense itching of the skin without eruption
Origin of pruritusfrom L, past participle of prurire, to itch: see prurient
Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.
Origin of pruritusLatin prūrītus from past participle of prūrīre to itch ; see preus- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin prÅ«rÄ«tus (“itch, itching"), from prÅ«riÅ (“itch").