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urticaria

[ ur-ti-kair-ee-uh ]

noun

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


urticaria

/ ˌɜːtɪˈkɛərɪə /

noun

  1. a skin condition characterized by the formation of itchy red or whitish raised patches, usually caused by an allergy Nontechnical nameshivesnettle rash


urticaria

/ ûr′tĭ-kârē-ə /

  1. See hives


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Derived Forms

  • ˌurtiˈcarial, adjective

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Other Words From

  • urti·cari·al adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of urticaria1

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of urticaria1

C18: from New Latin, from Latin urtīca nettle

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Example Sentences

Hay fever "has a pathology" if urticaria has a pathology, for urticaria, too, subsides and leaves no traces.

Chronic urticaria and granular pharyngitis are not rare in gouty families.

Food that one patient could eat with impunity brought out a beautiful eczema or urticaria on another patient.

What systemic measures are to be prescribed in acute urticaria?

Sometimes the papules are capped with a small vesicle (vesicular urticaria).

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