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hives

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈhīvz\

Simple Definition of hives

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hives

  1. :  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 Defined for Kids

hives

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noun \ˈhīvz\

Definition of hives for Students

  1. :  an allergic condition in which the skin breaks out in large red itching patches




Medical Dictionary

hives

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈhīvz\

Medical Definition of hives

  1. :  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




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