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wheal

(wēl),
A circumscribed, evanescent papule or irregular plaque of edema of the skin, appearing as an urticarial lesion, slightly reddened, often changing in size and shape and extending to adjacent areas, and usually accompanied by intense itching; produced by intradermal injection or test, or by exposure to allergenic substances in susceptible persons; also encountered in dermatitis herpetiformis (Darier sign).
Synonym(s): hives (2) , welt
[A.S. hwēle]

welt

(wĕlt)
n.
1. A strip, as of leather or other material, stitched into a shoe between the sole and the upper.
2. A tape or covered cord sewn into a seam as reinforcement or trimming.
3.
a. A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.
b. A lash or blow producing such a mark.
tr.v. welted, welting, welts
1. To reinforce or trim with a welt.
2. To beat severely; flog.
3. To raise welts or a welt on.

wheal

(wēl)
A circumscribed, evanescent papule or irregular plaque of edema of the skin, appearing as an urticarial lesion, slightly reddened, often changing in size and shape and extending to adjacent areas, and usually accompanied by intense itching; produced by intradermal injection or test, or by exposure to allergenic substances in those susceptible.
Synonym(s): hives (2) , welt.
[A.S. hwēle]