Dictionary
3 ENTRIES FOUND:

hives

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈhīvz\

medicine : a condition in which an area of your skin becomes red and itchy

Full Definition of HIVES

:  an allergic disorder marked by raised edematous patches of skin or mucous membrane and usually intense itching and caused by contact with a specific precipitating factor (as a food, drug, or inhalant) either externally or internally —called also urticaria

Origin of HIVES

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1500

hives

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈhīvz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HIVES

:  an allergic disorder marked by raised edematous red patches of skin or mucous membrane and usually by intense itching and caused by contact with a specific precipitating factor (as a food, drug, or inhalant) either externally or internally—called also urticaria

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: HIV–1Previous Word in the Dictionary: hiverAll Words Near: hives
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears