urtication

urtication

[ur-ti-key-shuhn]
noun Pathology.
the development or eruption of urticaria.

Origin:
1645–55; < Medieval Latin urtīcātiōn- (stem of urtīcātiō) a stinging, equivalent to urtīcāt(us) (see urticate) + -iōn- -ion

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urtication (ˌɜːtɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  a burning or itching sensation
2.  another name for urticaria
3.  a former method of producing counterirritation of the skin by beating the area with nettles

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urtication ur·ti·ca·tion (ûr'tĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. The formation or development of urticaria.

  2. The sensation of having been stung by nettles.

  3. A lashing with nettles formerly used to treat a paralyzed part of the body.

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