from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Nettle-rash; uredo; hives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pathology Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions

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

  • noun 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


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

[New Latin urticāria, from Latin urtica, nettle.]



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