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bunion

[ buhn-yuhn ]
/ ˈbʌn yən /
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noun
inflammation of the synovial bursa of the big toe, usually resulting in enlargement of the joint and lateral displacement of the toe.
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Origin of bunion

First recorded in 1710–20; perhaps alteration of bunny (obsolete) “lump, swelling,” late Middle English bony, probably alteration of Old French buigne, buyne (French beigne) “swelling,” of Germanic origin; cf. beignet
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British Dictionary definitions for bunion

bunion
/ (ˈbʌnjən) /

noun
swelling of the first joint of the big toe, which is displaced to one side. An inflamed bursa forms over the joint

Word Origin for bunion

C18: perhaps from obsolete bunny a swelling, of uncertain origin
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Medical definitions for bunion

bunion
[ bŭnyən ]

n.
A localized swelling at either the medial or dorsal aspect of the first joint of the big toe, caused by an inflamed bursa.
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