Definition of "wheal" [wheal]

  • A small swelling on the skin, as from an insect bite, that usually itches or burns. (noun)

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Use "wheal" in a sentence
  • "L] istening to Mozart reduced allergen-induced skin wheal responses with a concomitant decrease of total and allergen-specific IgE production."
  • "T] he skin wheal responses induced by latex or histamine were not changed after listening to Beethoven."
  • "Really allergic kids will get a “wheal and flare” response, where it goes white first, then gets red and puffy like a linear hive along the line of the scratch."