Definitions for: Wheal


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Wheal, n. [OE. whele, AS. hwele putrefaction, hwelian to
putrefy.]
A pustule; a whelk. --Wiseman.


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.


Wheal, n. [Cornish hwel.] (Mining)
A mine.

Synonyms: wale, weal, welt

See Also: harm, hurt, injury, trauma

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