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urticaria

[ ur-ti-kair-ee-uh ]
/ ˌɜr tɪˈkɛər i ə /
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noun Pathology.

a transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterized by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching; hives.

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Origin of urticaria

1765–75; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin urtīc(a) nettle + -āria, feminine of -ārius-ary

OTHER WORDS FROM urticaria

ur·ti·car·i·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for urticaria

urticaria
/ (ˌɜːtɪˈkɛərɪə) /

noun

a skin condition characterized by the formation of itchy red or whitish raised patches, usually caused by an allergyNontechnical names: hives, nettle rash

Derived forms of urticaria

urticarial or urticarious, adjective

Word Origin for urticaria

C18: from New Latin, from Latin urtīca nettle
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Medical definitions for urticaria

urticaria
[ ûr′tĭ-kârē-ə ]

n.

A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or a nervous condition.hives nettle rash
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Scientific definitions for urticaria

urticaria
[ ûr′tĭ-kârē-ə ]

See hives.
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