- a transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterized by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching; hives.
Origin of urticaria
1765–75; < New Latin, equivalent to Latin urtīc(a) nettle + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary
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Examples from the Web for urticarial
He says nothing of de Mussy's recognition of the urticarial nature of the lesion in hay fever.The Treatment of Hay Fever
George Frederick Laidlaw
The mucous membrane of the mouth and throat may also be the seat of wheals and urticarial swellings.
Usually erythematous, but may be urticarial, erythemato-papular, and even purpuric.
She also has other neurotic manifestations, especially of an urticarial character, that are equally interesting.Psychotherapy
James J. Walsh
- a skin condition characterized by the formation of itchy red or whitish raised patches, usually caused by an allergyNontechnical names: hives, nettle rash
C18: from New Latin, from Latin urtīca nettle
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Word Origin and History for urticarial
medical Latin, from Latin urtica "nettle," from urere "to burn." The native name is nettle-rash.
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- Relating to or marked by urticaria.
- Urticaria marked by the eruption of wheals capped with subepidermal vesicles.
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- See hives.
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