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Noun: urticaria  ,ur-tu'keh-ree-u
  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
    - urtication, hives, nettle rash

Derived forms: urticarias

Type of: efflorescence, hypersensitivity reaction, rash, roseola, skin rash

Encyclopedia: Urticaria