urtica

noun
ur·​ti·​ca | \ ˈərt-i-kə How to pronounce urtica (audio) \

Medical Definition of urtica

1 capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Urticaceae) of widely distributed plants comprising the nettles and having leaves with stinging hairs and small greenish flowers

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“Urtica.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/urtica. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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