Formication



[fawr-mi-key-shuh n] /ˌfɔr mɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
a tactile hallucination involving the belief that something is crawling on the body or under the skin.
/ˌfɔːmɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a sensation of insects crawling on the skin; symptom of a nerve disorder
n.

crawling sensation as of ants on the skin, 1707, from Latin formicationem, noun of action from formicare “to crawl like ants,” from formica “ant” (see Formica (n.2)).

formication for·mi·ca·tion (fôr’mĭ-kā’shən)
n.
An abnormal sensation as of insects running over or into the skin, associated with cocaine intoxication or disease of the spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

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