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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hives  \Hives\,  n.  [Scot.;  perh.  akin  to  E.  heave.]  (Med.) 
  a  The  croup. 
  b  An  eruptive  disease  (Varicella  globularis),  allied  to  the 
  chicken  pox. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hives 
  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  [syn:  {urtication},  {urticaria},  {nettle  rash}] 




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