hives definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A skin problem characterized by intensely itching welts and due to an allergic a reaction to internal or external agents, contamination, or a nervous condition. Also referred to as nettle rash, urticaria.
  • noun:
    • Itchy, bloated, red aspects of skin that may appear rapidly as a result to an allergen or considering other circumstances.
    • Plural as a type of hive.
    • The croup.
    • An eruptive condition (Varicella globularis), allied to your chicken pox.
    • Laryngitis.
    • Urticaria and (loosely) various other epidermis affections. See urticaria.
    • an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined purple margins; often the result of an allergic a reaction to pest bites or food or medications
  • verb:
    • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hive.

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