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Meaning of urticaria

ur•ti•car•i•a

Pronunciation: (ûr"ti-kâr'ē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. a transient condition of the skin, usually caused by an allergic reaction, characterized by pale or reddened irregular, elevated patches and severe itching; hives.
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