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hives

n pl but sing or pl in constr :  an allergic disorder marked by raised edematous patches of skin or mucous membrane and usu. 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  .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  heaves 

 
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