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Meaning of WHEAL

Pronunciation:  'weel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
 

WHEAL is a 5 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: wale, weal, welt
 
 See Also: harm, hurt, injury, trauma

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wheal\, n. [OE. whele, AS. hwele putrefaction, hwelian to
    putrefy.]
    A pustule; a whelk. --Wiseman.
    
    
  2. \Wheal\, n. [Cf. {Wale}.]
    1. A more or less elongated mark raised by a stroke; also, a
       similar mark made by any cause; a weal; a wale.
    
    2. Specifically (Med.), a flat, burning or itching eminence
       on the skin, such as is produced by a mosquito bite, or in
       urticaria.
    
    
  3. \Wheal\, n. [Cornish hwel.] (Mining)
    A mine.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A wheal is a round, elevated and edematous area of skin, usually with an irregular border and associated with itching.
 

 

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