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wheal (n.)

"mark made on the skin by a whip," 1808, perhaps an alteration of wale, possibly by confusion with weal "welt," and obsolete wheal "pimple, pustule" (mid-15c.), from Old English verb hwelian "to form pus, bring to a head."

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Definitions of wheal

wheal (n.)
a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions;
Synonyms: wale / welt / weal
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