from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hives.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The nettle rash, a disease characterized by a transient eruption of red pimples and of wheals, accompanied with a burning or stinging sensation and with itching; uredo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nettle-rash; uredo; hives.
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
New Latin urticāria, from Latin urtica, nettle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)