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urtication

[ur-ti-key-shuh n] /ˌɜr tɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun, Pathology.
1.
the development or eruption of urticaria.
Origin of urtication
1645-1655
1645-55; < Medieval Latin urtīcātiōn- (stem of urtīcātiō) a stinging, equivalent to urtīcāt(us) (see urticate) + -iōn- -ion
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Examples from the Web for urtication
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  • In a medical point of view, urtication, or stinging with nettles, is a practice not sufficiently appreciated.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience

    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for urtication

urtication

/ˌɜːtɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a burning or itching sensation
2.
another name for urticaria
3.
a former method of producing counterirritation of the skin by beating the area with nettles
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urtication in Medicine

urtication ur·ti·ca·tion (ûr'tĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. The formation or development of urticaria.

  2. The sensation of having been stung by nettles.

  3. A lashing with nettles formerly used to treat a paralyzed part of the body.

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