wheal

[ UK /wˈiːl/ ]
NOUN
  1. a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions
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How To Use wheal In A Sentence

  • After being on the receiving end of his own profession following the death of his nephew, journalist Chris Wheal has been campaigning for a change in the way "death-knock journalism" is conducted.
  • A broad wheal from an old scar ran right across it from eye to chin, and by its contraction had turned up one side of the upper lip, so that three teeth were exposed in a perpetual snarl. Sole Music
  • The long axis and the perpendicular of each wheal were measured and mean wheal size calculated.
  • This causes inflammation and fluid to gather under the skin, causing wheals and the blood vessels to dilate.
  • In his sentencing remarks, Justice Whealy said the cell members showed little remorse and few signs of deradicalisation.
  • The gear wheal in the workshop is worn out . Change it for another one immediately.
  • Exceptionally the wheals, or lesions, are peculiar as to formation, or another condition or disease may be associated, hence the varieties known as urticaria papulosa, urticaria hæmorrhagica, urticaria tuberosa, and urticaria bullosa. Essentials of Diseases of the Skin Including the Syphilodermata Arranged in the Form of Questions and Answers Prepared Especially for Students of Medicine
  • The chlorpheniramine with hep place is everybody generation fights histamine drug, irritability skin disease, if drug rash of wheal, irritability, eczema, bug bites dermatitis first selection.
  • The whip came down again, this time leaving a red wheal where it had hit.
  • The next step is to perform what's called intradermal testing, where we actually inject a tiny amount of the allergen under the skin and elicit a wheal-and-flare response, which basically means a reddening that indicates that you are allergic to those allergens. CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2005
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