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wheal

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noun \ˈhwēl, ˈwēl\

Definition of wheal

  1. :  a suddenly formed elevation of the skin surface :  welt; especially :  a flat burning or itching eminence on the skin



Origin of wheal

alteration of 1wale


First Known Use: 1808


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wheal

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noun \ˈhwē(ə)l, ˈwē(ə)l\

Medical Definition of wheal

  1. :  a suddenly formed elevation of the skin surface: asa:  welt; esp :  a flat burning or itching eminence on the skinb:  the transient lump occurring at the site of injection of a solution before the solution is normally dispersed




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