from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See hives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an eruptive disease resembling the effects of whipping with nettles.
  • n. See Urticaria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs


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