\ 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

First Known Use of hives

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hives

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hives

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English Language Learners Definition of hives

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

hives

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\ ˈhīvz \

Kids Definition of hives

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

\ 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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