hives

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction \ ˈhīvz \

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 (such as a food, drug, or inhalant) either externally or internally called also urticaria

Origin and Etymology of hives

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HIVES Defined for English Language Learners

hives

noun

Definition of hives for English Language Learners

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


HIVES Defined for Kids

hives

noun \ ˈhīvz \

Definition of hives for Students

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

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hives

noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ ˈhīvz \

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

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