wheal

noun
\ ˈ(h)wēl How to pronounce wheal (audio) \

Definition of wheal

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

Examples of wheal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wheal was big enough that many allergists might have simply diagnosed it as a peanut allergy. Alice Callahan, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of wheal

1808, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wheal

alteration of wale entry 1

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“Wheal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheal. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for wheal

wheal

noun
\ ˈhwē(ə)l How to pronounce wheal (audio) , ˈwē(ə)l How to pronounce wheal (audio) \

Medical Definition of wheal

: a suddenly formed elevation of the skin surface: as
a : welt especially : 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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