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nettle rash

noun, Pathology
urticaria resulting from contact with various plants causing local irritation.
Origin of nettle rash
1730-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He was ill all night with nettle-rash in his throat, and nearly choked, poor little boy.

    Happy House Betsey Riddle, Freifrau von Hutten zum Stolzenberg
  • It is not the first time I've made a rash remark: nettle-rash this turned out!

    Folly as It Flies Fanny Fern
  • In any case its only evil effect may be an attack of nettle-rash or hives.

  • My wife is very sick and confined to her bed with something like the nettle-rash.

  • And then I got as busy as a one-armed man with the nettle-rash pasting on wall-paper.

  • Hives, hīvz, n. a popular term for nettle-rash and other similar skin diseases: laryngitis.

  • In some cases there is great irritability of the skin, and an eruption of nettle-rash.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • Among the insane, it has also been noticed that its use has been followed by nettle-rash and petechiæ (Reimer and others).

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • nettle-rash begins with mild sensitive fever, which is sometimes scarcely perceptible.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin
  • Frequently, however, urticaria, (nettle-rash) perspiration and other pustules are to be noticed.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
British Dictionary definitions for nettle-rash

nettle rash

a nontechnical name for urticaria
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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nettle-rash in Medicine

nettle rash net·tle rash (nět'l)
See urticaria.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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