Whelk

Definition of Whelk

Pronunciation: hwĕlk
n.1.(Zool.) Any one numerous species of large marine gastropods belonging to Buccinum and allied genera; especially, Buccinum undatum, common on the coasts both of Europe and North America, and much used as food in Europe.
Whelk tingle
a dog whelk. See under Dog.
1.
1.A papule; a pustule; acne.
2.A stripe or mark; a ridge; a wale.
Chin whelk
(Med.) sycosis.
Rosy whelk
(Med.) grog blossom.

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Dungeness crab, Japanese crab, abscess, aposteme, bed sore, blain, bleb, blister, blue point, boil, bubo, bulla, bunion, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, chancre, chancroid, chilblain, clam, cold sore, coquillage, crab, crawdad, crawfish, crayfish, eschar, felon, fester, festering, fever blister, fistula, furuncle, furunculus, gathering, gumboil, hemorrhoids, kibe, langouste, lesion, limpet, littleneck clam, lobster, mussel, oyster, papula, papule, paronychia, parulis, periwinkle, petechia, piles, pimple, pock, polyp, prawn, pustule, quahog, rising, scab, scallop, shellfish, shrimp, snail, soft chancre, soft-shell crab, sore, steamer, stigma, sty, suppuration, swelling, tubercle, ulcer, ulceration, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whelp, whitlow, wound
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