Origin of uredoModern Latin ; from L, a blight, blast, burning itch ; from urere, to burn ; from Indo-European base an unverified form -eus, to burn
- (botany) A summer stage in the life history of certain rusts (Uredinales), regarded at one time as a distinct genus, and preceding the teleutospore, or winter stage.
- (medicine) urticaria; nettle-rash
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Latin, a blast, blight, a burning itch, from urere (“to burn or scorch").