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1. A more or less elongated mark raised by a stroke; also, a similar mark made by any cause; a weal; a wale.

2. (Science: medicine) Specifically, a flat, burning or itching eminence on the skin, such as is produced by a mosquito bite, or in urticaria.

Origin: Cf. Wale.

(Science: chemical) A mine.

Origin: Cornish hwel.

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The Fiber Disease

... applied to the receptive fields of these units for 20 or 30 s and was found to provoke itching sensations lasting several minutes, together with wheal and flare responses. Subsequently a solution containing 20 or 30% mustard oil was applied to the receptive field of the respective unit, which ...

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