paronychia


paronychia

noun Pathology.

  1. inflammation of the folds of skin bordering a nail of a finger or toe, usually characterized by infection and pus formation; felon.

n.inflammation beside a fingernail, 1590s, from Latin, from Greek paronykhia “whitlow,” from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + onyx “nail” (see nail (n.)). n.

  1. Inflammation of the tissue surrounding a nail.

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