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urticaria

[ur-ti-kair-ee-uh] /ˌɜr tɪˈkɛər i ə/
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.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin urtīc(a) nettle + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary
Related forms
urticarial, adjective
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Examples for urticaria
  • Hives, technically termed urticaria, can be caused by a wide variety of factors related to internal or external conditions.
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urticaria

/ˌɜːtɪˈkɛərɪə/
noun
1.
a skin condition characterized by the formation of itchy red or whitish raised patches, usually caused by an allergy Nontechnical names hives, nettle rash
Derived Forms
urticarial, urticarious, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Latin urtīca nettle
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urticaria in Medicine

urticaria ur·ti·car·i·a (ûr'tĭ-kâr'ē-ə)
n.
A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or a nervous condition. Also called hives, nettle rash.

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urticaria in Science
urticaria
  (ûr'tĭ-kâr'ē-ə)   
See hives.
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