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A small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itches or burns.
[Probably alteration of wale.]
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(Pathology) a variant spelling of weal1
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1. a small, burning or itching swelling on the skin, as from a mosquito bite or from hives.
2. a wale or welt.
[1715–25; alter. of wale]
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|Noun||1.||wheal - a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions|
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whealn (hive) roncha, habón m (esp. Esp); (welt) verdugo
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