noun Usually chilblains. Pathology.

  1. an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.


  1. pathol (usually plural) an inflammation of the fingers, toes, or ears, caused by prolonged exposure to moisture and coldTechnical name: pernio

1540s, from chill (n.) + blain “inflamed swelling or sore on skin.” Related: Chilblains.


  1. Erythema, itching, and burning, especially of the dorsa of the fingers and toes, and of the heels, nose, and ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold.erythema pernio

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