wheal


wheal

noun \ˈhwēl, ˈwēl\

Definition of WHEAL

:  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

wheal

noun \ˈhwē(ə)l, ˈwē(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WHEAL

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

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