Hives meaning

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A rash characterized by intensely itching welts, triggered by the release of histamine and caused by an allergic response to any of multiple agents or conditions, including food, drugs, and infections.
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An allergic skin condition characterized by itching, burning, stinging, and the formation of smooth patches, or wheals, usually red; urticaria.
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A rash characterized by intensely itching welts, triggered by the release of histamine and caused by an allergic response to any of multiple agents or conditions, including food, drugs, and infections.
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A skin condition characterized by transient, itching welts, usually resulting from an allergic reaction.
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Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions.
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Plural form of hive.
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Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hive.
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Origin of hives

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See hive

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