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Meaning of HIVES

Pronunciation:  hIvz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs

HIVES is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: nettle rash, urticaria, urtication
 See Also: efflorescence, hypersensitivity reaction, rash, roseola, skin rash



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hives\, n. [Scot.; perh. akin to E. heave.] (Med.)
(a) The croup.
(b) An eruptive disease (Varicella globularis), allied to the
    chicken pox.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: see urticaria
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you break out in hives indicates that you are worried about some situation or decision. It also means nervousness and even fear.
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 Related Terms: acne, acne vulgaris, allergen, allergic disorder, allergy, asthma, breaking out, conjunctivitis, cosmetic dermatitis, dermamycosis, dermatitis, dermatosis, diaper rash, drug rash, eczema, efflorescence, elephantiasis, epithelioma, eruption, erysipelas, erythema, exanthem, hay fever, heat rash, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, impetigo, itch, jungle rot, leprosy, lichen, lichen primus, lupus, lupus vulgaris, miliaria, nettle rash, papular rash, pemphigus, pollinosis, prickly heat, pruigo, pruritus, psora, rash, ringworm, rose cold, rupia, scabies, shingles, skin cancer, skin eruption, tetter, urticaria, vaccine rash