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حِكَّةٌ حك حكه حكة [An itching;] a subst. from اِحْتَكَّ as used in the phrase احتكّ ارأسى [q. v.]; as also ↓ حُكَاكٌ . (K.) ― -b2- And The جَرَب [i. e. mange, or scab]: (S, K:) or it differs from the latter; and is said to be the dry جَرَب: (MF:) or anything that one scratches; as the جَرَب and the like: (Mgh:) [in the present day particularly applied to the itch:] a certain cutaneous disease; said in the medical books to be a thin humour, causing swelling, originating beneath the skin, not accompanied with pus, but with what resembles bran, and quick in passing away. (Msb.) ― -b3- And hence (assumed tropical:) Lice. (Mgh.) -A2- See also حِكٌّ.

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