8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary
medical Latin, from Latin urtica "nettle," from urere "to burn." The native name is nettle-rash.
urticaria ur·ti·car·i·a (ûr'tĭ-kâr'ē-ə)
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.