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Noun: urtication  ,ur-tu'key-shun
  1. 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, food or drugs
    - urticaria, hives, nettle rash
  2. A sensation of having been stung by nettles

Derived forms: urtications

Type of: cutaneous sensation, efflorescence, haptic sensation, hypersensitivity reaction, rash, roseola, skin rash, skin sensation

Encyclopedia: Urtication