urticaria [ur-ti-kair-ee-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Pathology.
- a transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterized by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching; hives.
Origin of urticaria 1765–75; New Latin, equivalent to Latin urtīc(a) nettle + -āria, feminine of -āriusRelated formsur·ti·car·i·al, adjective Examples from the Web for urticaria Historical Examples of urticaria
And a hive (or urticaria or angioneurotic œdema) is not an inflammation.
George Frederick Laidlaw
I gave her four powders more, and no appearance of urticaria since.
Pruritus is sometimes accompanied by urticaria, and the irritation caused by the friction of the skin may set up an eczema.
Itching in the face as from urticaria, smooth red spots come out on the face.
Besides curing the urticaria the patient’s health is in every way improving.
British Dictionary definitions for urticaria urticaria noun
- a skin condition characterized by the formation of itchy red or whitish raised patches, usually caused by an allergyNontechnical names: hives, nettle rash
Derived Formsurticarial or urticarious, adjectiveWord Origin for urticaria C18: from New Latin, from Latin urtīca nettle Word Origin and History for urticaria n.
medical Latin, from Latin urtica “nettle,” from urere “to burn.” The native name is nettle-rash.
urticaria in Medicine urticaria [ûr′tĭ-kâr′ē-ə] n.
- A skin condition characterized by welts that itch intensely, caused by an allergic reaction, an infection, or a nervous condition.hives nettle rash
urticaria in Science urticaria [ûr′tĭ-kâr′ē-ə]
- See hives.